Books

How to survive off writing novels, maybe

It's a tough road for any Kiwi writer, even one as prolific as Nicky Pellegrino.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Fiona Sussman

Fiona Sussman

Fiona Sussman shares her favourite books.

Moby releases memoir

Many of Moby's recollections in Porcelain give a clear sense of time and place that many musicians' memoirs simply don't ...

Onetime electronica star Moby has kept busy with new pursuits, like his book

A good yarn

Peter Jerram, left, and Peter Anderson are releasing a second collection of short stories about their experiences as vets.

Marlborough authors Peter Anderson and Peter Jerram return with a second collection of wry vet stories.

Where did Maori come from?

Atholl Anderson at home in Blenheim with his prize-winning book, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History.

Archaeologist Atholl Anderson digs into early Maori history.

Reviews: A Dying Breed, Keep You Close

A Dying Breed by Peter Hanington

Thriller set in post-conflict Afghanistan, and a pacy whodunnit.

Review: Thought Horses, Rachel Bush

Thought Horses, Rachel Bush

An extraordinary poetry collection that bears the unsettling fingerprints of death.

Book review: The City of Mirrors

The City Of Mirrors is, quite simply, a true return to form.

Review: The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin

Look, it's hot dudes reading books

The way he's leaning up against that pole makes me wonder if he's about to give everyone on the train a Magic Mike moment.

Love reading? Love hot guys? Love hot guys reading? It's your lucky day.

Caitlin Moran: 'I'm going full hag'

Caitlin Moran, a feminist Jesus for the social media age.

"Zip it, everyone. Enough of the constant yap yap yapping about women."

Reviews: Still Life with Teapot, The Perfect Girl, Bone by Bone

Bone by Bone, Sanjida Kay

Zen and creativity; crime in Bristol.

Dan Brown is after your kids

The Da Vinci Code book and film, staring Tom Hanks, were world wide phenomenons - now they'll be tailored for a younger ...

The Da Vinci Code author wants to get younger readers into his arcane conspiracy theories.

The Chinese laundry mystery

Historian Joanna Boileau has interviewed the descendants of the owners of Ming Sung laundry in Pitt St, Auckland, for ...

They flourished across New Zealand in the early 1900s, but then they disappeared.

The accidental novelist

Forty-year "overnight success" Stephen Daisley.

It's taken writer Stephen Daisley 40 years to become an overnight success.

New Lena Dunham book

Lena Dunham's last book 'Not That Kind Of Girl' was released in 2014.

The creator, writer and star of TV's Girls surprises fans with diaries of her thoughts from a decade ago.

Reviews: The Other Mrs Walker, The Family With Two Front Doors

The Family With Two Front Doors, Anna Ciddor

The search for a dead woman's identity, and a charming family tale for younger readers.

Review: About Grace by Anthony Doerr

About Grace, Anthony Doerr

A man abandons his loved ones for 25 years.

Review: The Bricks That Built the Houses, Kate Tempest

The Bricks That Built the Houses, Kate Tempest

Cool young thing Kate Tempest adds novelist to her impressive list of occupations.

Review: The Age of Genius, AC Grayling

The Age of Genius, AC Grayling

Was the 17th century really when we came up with our best ideas?

Man Booker winner 'exquisite, disturbing'

Han Kang, author of the winning book 'The Vegetarian'.

The Vegetarian gobbles up world's most prestigious literary award.

Gloria Steinem: Trump won't win

Writer and activist Gloria Steinem.

The leading feminist tackles The Donald, Playboy and The Bachelor at Auckland Writers Festival.

Live: Auckland Writers' Festival

Witi Ihimaera ais up for an award at the Auckland Writer's festival.

The writers are in town for the annual Auckland Writer's festival. 

Father of creative writing Bill Manhire

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National Portrait.
Bill Manhire - poet, writer and father of creative writing in New ...

On poetry, teaching and fear of death.

Farmer, what farmer?

Award winning writer Stephen Daisley.

Award winning writer knows his way around a sheep, but he minimises the farmer label.

Book festival's diverse lineup

Author Kate de Goldi.

The Marlborough Book Festival closes with three authors discussing their experiences of Antarctica.

Review: A Country Road, A Tree; Dangerous to Know; and more

The Blue Outboard, Nicholas Williamson

Samuel Beckett's life imagined; Australian noir; new poetry; military history for kids.

Top local author completes new novel

Thom Conroy has written a new book entitled The Salted Air.

Best-selling Palmerston North author is set to launch his new book.

GOT sixth book excerpt

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin is not ready to let Westeros go just yet.

George RR Matin's latest book looks pretty different from Game of Thrones season 6.

Always the goatherd's daughter

Petina Gappah: "I've straddled every divide I can think of – racial, class, gender."

Zimbawean author and Geneva-based lawyer Petina Gappah speaks about making peace with her literary success.

Shearer wins NZ's top literary prize

Stephen Daisley, winner of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards fiction category.

A virtually unknown author has taken the top prize at the New Zealand Book Awards.

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