"A support group in a book" was the idea.
Author admits that "if I wasn't No. 1, I think I'd pack up".
Literally. It's Paul Beatty's The Sellout, a stinging satire of race and class in the United States.
Phil Collins was leaving the dentist when he bumped into Princess Diana. "I've just had a colonoscopy," she said.
Chris Sanders wrote a song about his daughter's wish for a sibling when he decided it could have a bigger impact with a book as well.
Gruffalo performers meeting the challenge of the world's toughest audiences
A book for burger lovers, and the story of our Victoria Cross recipients.
Hag-Seed Margaret Atwood Hogarth, $37
Indie bookshops say they are not going away
Why Thomas Dolby's still blinding them with science - from the dancefloor to the lecture theatre
Bob Dylan's silence since receiving the Nobel Prize has been called 'arrogant' by a board member.
NZ House & Garden writers review the latest crop of design books.
Marvel and Midtown Comics have pulled a comic book cover featuring a 15-year-old superhero after fan backlash.
A love story between an Elvish maiden and a mortal man is to be published as a new JRR Tolkien book.
Jordan Watson was just giving a mate some advice. Now he's an internet sensation.
Exuberant young fashionista Lily Max learns to ski in second novel.
REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.
The British comedian has co-authored a book... with her dog
From "bums and bottoms" to Squeakapotomus pets.
A Wellington women known for her large collection of children's books is getting set to release one of her own.
Why a 136-year-old Maori meeting house sits in the grounds of a stately home in Surrey, England
"Maori writers have so many compelling stories to tell," says Taranaki historian.
Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but some believe the judges have made a mistake.
MEMORY LANE: An impressive book chronicles our Kiwi icons of the 1950s-60s.
Jonathan Safran Foer appears to rely on his own life for his latest novel but says readers should "forget that stuff".
Sarah Laing’s graphic memoir Mansfield and Me charts a journey that also delves into the celebrated writer’s life.
Hidden in the Hawke's Bay hills is a famous red coated girl, Allis Chalmers the tractor.
Jim Flynn shares his favourite books.
A tragic tale of subsumed talent.
A guide for pre-teen girls, and a return to the Dublin Murder Squad.