Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave wins top award for his "stunningly audacious" ninth novel.
Authors Paul Cleave and Ray Berard reveal the stories behind the crime novels that scooped last night's Ngaio Marsh Awards
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The late, great singer was "an absolutely unreliable narrator of her own story" says her biographer
Grant Smithies sings the praises of three recent books from Wellington's Victoria University Press.
Sarah Laing's writing career took off after she won the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards.
Slim anecdotes do not make Sebastian Junger's intended point about community.
With this book, Courtney Sina Meredith joins our very best writers.
Celebrate poetry day at a quirky event near you.
A book about the Anzacs should not have won an award named for a leading peace activist, says Keith Locke.
Palmerston North author Christopher Abbey
Witi Ihimaera talks about the power of children's literature, ahead of the IBBY Congress featuring Marcus Zusak, Sir Richard Taylor and Martin Baynton.
Cult British band The Fall's 1982 tour of New Zealand was defined by punch ups, legal threats and "astounding'' gigs.
Richie McCaw's legend is burnished, plus a novel about domestic violence and racial tension.
This legally blind archaeologist struggled to find work. Now she's a gothic wedding celebrant.
Poet Paula Green on her favourite books.
Despite saying the boy wizard's story is "done", JK Rowling unveils plans for three more books.
A high court judge kills a prostitute; and a motelier spies on his guests.
A book of essays that concentrates on what truly matters resonates with a reader in crisis.
An extraordinary time-travel secret is revealed.
Recovery from the Vietnam War is elusive and strange in this Man Booker longlisted novel.
By rejecting the gender binary, award-winning Canadian writer Ivan Coyote has ended up having a lot of boring conversations about it.
Street busker Daniel White's written his first book - and has already sent it to Peter Jackson to consider making the movie version.
'I've written what I'd have liked to read at that age' - Tom Gates' author Liz Pichon
New books delves into the lives of early Wairau Bar settlers, including the Wairau Massacre and the 1855 earthquake.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier has gone from the ice age to the space age in one lifetime.
They create the escape route to the dizzying heights of love and passion. And now, they're all in the same place.
Heather Kidd shares her favourite books.
Sex, horror, crime, cruelty and violence are the big five the chief censor goes hunting for.
"I don't know if books can change the world, but they can help people survive the world."