Books

Today's vitriol underlines novelist's dystopian future

Author Omar El Akkad.

REVIEW: Author's experience as a journalist in the Middle East gives this futuristic war story haunting credibility.

Long-awaited novel proverbial and prophetic

Author Arundhati Roy.

REVIEW: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is every bit as epic as its predecessor.

Potter is turning 20, feel old yet?

Harry Potter tour guide Greta Clarke poses for a portrait at her home in London.

JK Rowling's legendary wizard boy turns 20 on Monday and fans in the UK are ready with their wands and robes.

Gay children's tale now in te reo

Whenua Taurangi, a children's love story.

LGBTQ activist and icon George Takei backed Promised Land, now it gets a Maori language version.

Kiwi history in graphic novels

Cover of Wars in the White Cloud; Wairau, 1843 by author Matt McKinley.

Imagine your New Zealand history textbook is a comic strip.

Composition history reaching new crescendo

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Award winning composer Dr Philip Norman: standing for council in the upcoming local ...

Renowned Kiwi composer recalls working on Footrot Flats musical

History's 'nasty bits' coming to NZ

The Horrible Histories stage show, directed by Neal Foster, is set to tour New Zealand.

A stage adaptation of the popular Horrible Histories books will tour New Zealand.

Vintage Read: Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Brian Moore's bleak novel was published in 1955. Dame Maggie Smith played the part in the film. Moore died in 1999.

Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop takes on a rugged but masterful read from 1955.

At home with a foodie

'I've built this following of customers who feel like my family.'

Jess Daniell, deli owner, caterer and food writer, lives in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland.

Dig If U Will the Picture

Prince, left, performs in Florida in 2007. His genius is still impossible to explain.

Prince's mystery has not diminished at all.

Tales of an ambulance driver

John Ford and his son Mitchell in the book From the Driver's Seat.

Author John Ford shares his experience as a rapid response paramedic in his new book.

McCarten play returns to Wellington

Kiwi writer Anthony McCarten is currently juggling theatre, movie and book  projects.

NZ author has a theory on everything and plenty of ideas, including staging a "papal smackdown".

Mamamia was cruel, but not unusual

Roxane Gay described the Mamamia podcast as "a sh.t show".

OPINION: Roxane Gay wanted the day to be about her book, not about her humiliation.

A fresh look at Maori and Pacific stories

Palmerston North creative writing lecturer and writer Tina Makereti has edited Black Marks on the White Page alongside ...

Black Marks on the White Page is a collection of Pacific stories paving a new path.

Trump blocks Stephen King, JK Rowling comes to his aid

Author Stephen King in 2013.

Horror author Stephen King says his frequent criticism of President Donald Trump has put him on the naughty list.

Author Roxane Gay humiliated

Roxane Gay described the Mamamia podcast as "a sh.t show".

The acclaimed author of Bad Feminist calls out bad treatment at a recording of a Mamamia podcast.

Hunger Games books save a life

Jennifer Lawrence played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy.

A 12-year-old girl used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from Katniss Everdeen to rescue her friend.

Surprising little spaces

Author Charity Norman with her daughter, Cora Meredith.

Author Charity Norman lives in a Napier home full of wood furniture and 'surprising little spaces'.

Leah McFall: On imaginary friends

Why should kids have the monopoly on imaginary friends?

OPINION: Why should kids have the monopoly on imaginary friends? I can't recommend them enough.

JK Rowling defends Theresa May

JK Rowling whose latest novel's baddy would give her Lord Voldemort a run for his money.

The Harry Potter writer's got the British PM's back... but only when it comes to sexists.

Feilding author finalist for NZ Book Awards

Ripeka Goddard's debut children's book Tuna and Hiriwa.

Ripeka Goddard's first children's book is a finalist in the Te Kura Pounamu category.

'Eat, Pray, Love' author weds

Author Elizabeth Gilbert and her terminally ill partner, Rayya Elias, had a "simple and spontaneous ceremony of love, ...

Author Elizabeth Gilbert and her terminally ill partner, Rayya Elias, have celebrated their love with a commitment ceremony.

JK Rowling: Use 'vile' Trump against himself

Harry Potter author JK Rowling would rather President Trump didn't visit the UK later this year.

The Harry Potter author wants the US president's words to speak for themselves when he makes his UK visit.

Yes, there's a new Tolkien book

JRR Tolkien's trilogy The Lords of the Rings became popular during the Vietnam war era because, to some readers, it ...

It might be the great fantasy author's most personal novel ever.

'Out of the blue' for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins, happy in her own fictional universe.

Novelist "astonished and delighted" at Queen's Birthday honour

Ariel Levy's splintered heart

New Yorker writer Ariel Levy's memoir details the loss of her baby in a hotel room in Mongolia. It is a brutally honest ...

New Yorker writer Ariel Levy's extraordinary memoir details the loss of her baby in a hotel room in Mongolia.

Arundhati Roy's return

Arundhati Roy

It's 20 years since Arundhati Roy wrote Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things. Now she's finally delivering her second novel.

Killed by the internet

Terrace End Books and Toys sold a range of models, magazines and toys, but Bruce Stokes said they could not compete with ...

Final chapter for long-standing independent book store that will shut its doors on June 30.

Bruce the cat budding book star

Bruce was small enough to be held in one hand when van Beek found him.

Social media star Bruce the cat is fundraising to publish a book teaching children to be kind to animals.

Voldemort's backstory coming to YouTube

A Harry Potter "fan film" Voldemort: The Origins of the Heir is set for release on You Tube later this year.

The world's most-famous evil wizard is getting the spinoff treatment, but there's a catch.

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