Best-selling author says "there are no words for where my country is heading."
From dodging the mafia in Sicily, to living on a remote New Zealand peninsula, James McNeish's body of work matched his adventurous life.
Karyn Hay made her name in television, but these days, she is focused on her radio show and writing novels.
It was the teenage bible we not only loved but also needed.
Bing Turkby is a colourful stalwart on the music scene and now he's an author too.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke is on the cover of an Iranian sex manual, so is novelist John Updike. No one knows why.
New book tells of weekend escapades in Eastbourne to escape drudgery of early Wellington life.
Platforms! Glitter! Girly blouses on blokes! Grant Smithies sings the praises of a new book on glam rock.
The Kiwi beer-brewing scene is moving at lightning speed. Time for a new book about it.
Rachel Pope of Browsers Bookshop in Hamilton plucks a hard-bitten crime detective novel from her shelves and finds a slice of American history while she's at it.
A Kiwi ex-pat has put a unique Maori twist on the old classic children's song Row Row Row Your Boat.
Stacy Gregg's pony novels have inspired wonder with tales of adventure and, occasionally, magic. Her own life, though, is very much grounded in the real world.
Mike Crean has been to every settlement in the South Island, and written about nearly all of them.
It is easy to suspend disbelief and be carried along by the pace of events in this crime novel.
Thirteen years after her last, comes Catherine Chidgey's fourth novel.
Meet the "lyric matriarch" of the American Southwest
The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist is out.
"Kelly Clarkson tweeted at me once" - Why Anna Kendrick still gets starstruck herself
It took an "outsider" like photographer Marti Friedlander to hold a mirror up to NZ.
"This story for me was a way of representing voices that are usually invisible - in New Zealand culture particularly."
Jilly Cooper made her name penning horsey “bonkbuster” novels but, says one-time fan and author Kelly Ana Morey, her latest book falls short.
During Catherine Chidgey’s long silence, fans of the talented author had almost given up hope of another novel. Now, with a new book out, she talks about her years of disappointment and small miracles.
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A compelling journey into 19th century England
A life-long journey with an invisible friend has led one Feilding author to write about the spiritual world.
Writing a novel is no easy feat, let alone completing one in just 30 days but that's the task some Wellingtonians have set themselves.
Wanaka writer Laura Williamson adds The Bike and Beyond to growing series of small books on big subjects.
Celebrated Wellington writer Sir James McNeish had just finished his last book.
About 60 poets celebrated each other's words in Palmerston North.
Anthony Bourdain transformed himself from heroin-addicted kitchen hand to celebrated chef and food writer