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A day in the life of legendary author David Hill

David Hill's latest novel, Flight Path, captures the realities of being a young man serving in the Air Force in WWII. ...

David Hill is one of New Zealand's most prolific authors of young adult fiction.

National Portrait - Kate Camp

Kate Camp, poet and winner of the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship.

A new book and a fellowship on the Riviera - it's a good year for the poet.

Persian fable becomes children's book

Alemi illustrated the book himself, in a style that is distinctive Persian style.

"Home is where the heart is, and my daughter is my heart," book creator Ardi Alemi said.

The power of dystopian fiction

Women dressed as handmaids promoting the TV series The Handmaid's Tale, a story of a dystopic America.

Grim novels like The Handmaid's Tale may seem to be roadmaps for the modern world, but perhaps that's missing the point.

Author on a mission

Glyn Harper reads his WWI children's book Jim's Letters to a class at Tiritea School.

Whether it's military histories for adults or children, Glyn Harper is prolific.

Caitlyn Jenner tells all video

Caitlyn Jenner: 'I needed to pour my heart out on everything.'

Jenner opens up about Trump, transitioning and thoughts of suicide in her frank new memoir.

Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly) video

Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New ...

Kelly Rowland is joined by Beyonce and Michelle for her book launch.

Big words, big pictures, bigger ideas

Teju Cole will be in Auckland for next month's Writers Festival.

Sharp-eyed essayist and photographer Teju Cole brings his brilliant powers of observation to Auckland.

'Bitter dispute' behind Hillary's triumph

Two climbers from the 1951 NZ Himalaya expedition ascend Mukut Parbat, a significant peak.

More than one Kiwi was in line for British expedition to conquer Everest. So how did Ed Hillary end up on top?

'Fiery canoe' takes her final voyage

Dr Teresia Teaiwa considered Fiji her spiritual home.

Dr Teresia Teaiwa believed teaching was not a job but a way of life, writes Bess Manson.

Dear Mum and Dad, I'm alive

The Guard make their way to the cenotaph at Cambridge Anzac civic service, one of many such services that will be held ...

How one POW managed to get a letter out of Nazi-occupied Europe to his mum in NZ remained a mystery for 75 years.

Artist spreads her wings

Kapiti artist Vanessa Owens with Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal - the first of what she hopes will be a five-part ...

Kapiti artist lends drawing talent to Michael Peryer's children's book about a fur seal.

One hundred years of wisdom

Author Renee Hollis is travelling around New Zealand interviewing dozens of centenarians about their lives in the hope ...

Author is on mission to share the stories of our centenarians before it's too late.

Are we ready for Potternomics?

Gateway to Trump? Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

OPINION: Might reading Harry Potter books turn you into a Trump voter? These economists think so.

Young, gifted and political

Oxford-based New Zealander Max Harris wants to see a bolder, braver form of politics.

Max Harris wants to reintroduce words like "love" and "values" into our bland political world.

Sugar-free Easter? Don't bother

Slathered in yet more rice malt syrup, the buns were not the worst thing I've ever eaten.

"If all you had to do to a treat food to stop people bingeing on it was make it taste gross, why not just drench it in vinegar?"

Teen slang too hard

New Plymouth author David Hill's new book Flight Path is about a young Kiwi bomb aimer in World War II.

David Hill has taken to writing war stories because he can no longer relate to teenagers in the modern world.

Literary sequel takes flight

Johnny's Journey is a sequel to their first book and the second in a trilogy says author, Jared Bullen, left, and ...

The authors hope the story of 'Johnny the godwit' entices readers enough so he can go on a third trip around the world.

Royd's Middle Earth adventure

Royd Tolkien's first bucket list item: dressing up as Gandalf on Air New Zealand flight from Heathrow.

TheĀ great-grandson of JRR Tolkien's journey through Middle Earth is ending with a charity event in Wellington.

Five ground-breaking fashionistas

Lady Gaga, wearing an outfit made of meat, poses after winning eight awards at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los ...

Bjork, Grace Jones, Madonna, Courtney Love, and Lady Gaga have given us some of the most iconic fashion moments.

Q&A: The gender pay gap in NZ

"The highest-paid 10 per cent of women in graduate trainee positions receive at least A$81,000 in base salary, whereas ...

What are the main misunderstandings surrounding the wage gap debate?

Vintage Read: Crossing to Safety

The novel by Wallace Stegner was published in 1987.

Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop can't recommend this 1987 novel enough.

McKellen rejected Dumbledore role

Sir Ian McKellan has revealed why he turned down an offer to play Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies.

Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he almost played the most famous wizard in popular culture - twice.

Musician, celebrant, writer

Natalia Sheppard musically known as MC Tali, centre front, in her teaching environment.

"I am super excited about this, but also very nervous as it feels quite different to think of releasing your thoughts in story form as opposed to a song," MC Tali says.

The man who's sold 100 million books

The author known as Lee Child says his writing pseudonym is perfect because its "warm, sentimental to me and easily ...

Meet Birmingham's Jim Grant - he can write a bit.

Young designer's success

Lael Chisholm, an 18-year-old designer from Feilding, has won the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration.

Lael Chisholm will illustrate Heather Haylock's book Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter.

History's personal face

The Secret Diary of Charlotte Gatland is an eye witness view of history.

REVIEW: 19th century diary provides fascinating insight into colonial life.

Moo-ving tale of quake cows

Jane Millton, whose cows made international headlines after they were stranded on a tall tussock in the November ...

Three cows, stranded by the Kaikoura quake, shot to international fame. Now they're back, thanks to a children's book.

War vet's daughter pens dad's biography

Ian Walker has a longstanding relationship with the North Shore Times. In fact, the editor asked him to stop entering ...

"Even if I didn't find a publisher, I wanted to write the story for my kids and grand kids" - North Shore author writes father's story and attracts publisher.

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