In 1939 Theodor Geisl aka Dr Seuss set out to "draw the sexiest babes he could".
When New Zealand descended on the Taipei book fair this month, Adam Dudding, was there.
A horrific tale of abuse of children in care half a century ago emerges in a new book.
New Zealander Anna Smaill's debut novel is garnering international praise.
More than 130 artists have backed author Eleanor Catton’s right to speak her mind.
Best-selling Waikato author Julie Thomas takes a big risk with her second novel.
Author John Green has taken to the internet to clear up the origin of a quote mistakenly attributed to him.
She was a queen of crime, her name mentioned in the same breath as Agatha Christie.
He has become used to confounding critics and readers with his unpredictability. Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel is no different.
Dr Seuss long ago passed from the scene but old manuscripts by the beloved children's author keep turning up.
Investigating how the uneven first draft of a famous novel came to be an instant bestseller, months before publication.
Here are five recent romance treasures for those ready to take the next step into the world of wild romance.
REVIEW: The sexual politics aren't completely repellent, since feisty Anastasia gives Christian Grey a run for his money, writes Sarah Watt.
An epic book on a women-only concentration camp shines new light on what happened there.
As a new teenage mum, Victoria Scheule would read her son The Gruffalo.
A New Zealand author has a shot at winning the richest prize for a short story in the world.
A rose is not just a bunch of pretty petals. It's quite possibly an intelligent creature, Andrea di Robilant tells Diana Dekker.
Marvel and DC Comics reveal plans to diversify story-telling for fans, including all-female Avengers team.
Despite being labelled "a traitor" to NZ, Eleanor Catton is one of three novelists to receive recognition in annual Waitangi Day Honours.
REVIEW: A new novel set in the late 20th century is entertaining but incidental.
Prince Charles reportedly considered jilting Diana at the altar, telling an aide the night before his wedding: "I can't go through with it.".
Australian author Colleen McCullough has been farewelled at a modest graveside service on Norfolk Island.
To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee is to publish her second book in more than 50 years.
Unity Books have started a fresh chapter after the disruptive flooding of last week, re-opening for trade today.
A civil servant takes to poetry and takes an unusually blunt approach.
The country's cultural heavyweights have waded into the debate about cuts to National Library's school lending service.
OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.
OPINION: New Zealanders like their elite to be humble and plain-speaking.
You can vote, and then you can just shut up. When a young slip of a thing criticises our leaders that is beyond the pale.
Award-winning author Eleanor Catton describes the 'frightening swiftness...of the powerful Right' to silence criticism after her comments on NZ and its Government.