From the King James Bible to Bilbo Baggins, books are alive with some rule-shaking riddles, the kind to dispel your boom-tish phobia.
William Taylor was a mayor and primary school principal when he started writing in the 80s.
An elderly Auckland man has recorded his life story in print. It follows his incredible journey, from growing up in a war zone in China, escaping to Fiji and eventually coming to New Zealand.
The beloved "Maori Tintin" of the 1980s shakes off his wholesome past for gang life.
Let's recall the dystopian novels which made childhood great.
Harry Potter fans visiting London's Warner Bros Studio are sacrificing their socks in an attempt to 'free' Dobby.
Visiting Australian writer Andy Griffiths is now more popular in NZ than JK Rowling.
Michael Robotham joins a long list of illustrious winners of the Gold Dagger crime-writing award.
Singer helps book-loving kids in low-income families get happy ahead of his own picture book launch.
Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan reveals his favourite books.
Into the River may be facing an R14 restriction and interim ban in NZ but the US has a big appetite for it.
REVIEW: A blend of the mundane and the surreal mark the reissue of two of Haruki Murakami's novels.
REVIEW: A new book on New Zealand War Writing is distinguished by the quality of its contributors.
Filmmaker Geoff Murphy on begging, borrowing and stealing to build a film industry, DIY style.
Harry Ricketts’ and Gavin McLean’s War Writing collection combines fictional and historical works to paint a complete picture.
The Nazi leader's propaganda machine to used interior design to remake his image from tyrant to gentleman.
The conservative lobby group who had Into the River temporarily banned now want the deputy censor investigated.
A new novel explores the madness of writing.
Are your books shelved alphabetically or stacked on the floor?
What do cricketer Sir Richard Hadlee, political activist Hone Harawira and musician Tim Finn have in common?
Amy tweets confirmation of Gallery Books book deal.
WH Oliver spent seven years editing an immense collection of New Zealand biographies, a major achievement in the country's historical scholarship.
Comic darling Amy Schumer is reported to be quids in to pen an autobiography after a fierce bidding war for the publishing rights.
Best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates will write a new Black Panther comic for Marvel.
Meet Jason Baca - he's been on 414 covers, tries to live up to women's fantasies, and says "things get a little weird" on shoots.
Romance fiction is big business, and Kiwi authors are getting a piece of the action
Brief book reviews.
REVIEW: The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett's final book, is a fitting end to a remarkable literary career.
Pat Barker's Noonday is an impressive conclusion to her trilogy of war novels.
Winner of the 2012 Libris Literature Prize, Tonio is a powerful meditation on grief and love.