When I first read The Changeover I understood that, in Margaret Mahy, I'd met a writer who was for me.
Harry Potter fansite publishes new insights about the bad boy that fangirls adore.
Feminists are good at reading, having learned to embrace it in place of all the boys who never asked us out on dates.
Australian author John Marsden has sold 5 million copies of teen fiction and is making his first foray into adult literature.
In a new short essay published on the Pottermore website Rowling said she feels guilty about killing off this character.
Forty years ago Dame Joy Cowley wrote about a deaf boy who couldn't talk. For the past month, the writer tried being The Silent One herself.
Read Once had Me, Tracy Farr's winning story of the open division of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards.
Morgan McElroy's teacher did not believe him when she heard he slept through the September 2010 earthquake.
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Lena Dunham has waded into memoir territory, where writers are criticised if their stories defy verification.
It's been a year of treasures from some favourite authors and the discovery of young talent.
Christmas comes early for Harry Potter fans with the promise of 12 new short stories by JK Rowling.
OPINION: This book is as honest and intimate as when I first read it.
Booker Prize winner Ben Okri has won an award that is "a bit undignified, just like sex."
OPINION: Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop dips back into the past with a classic tale by Ngaio Marsh.
British detective writer PD James, who was best known for her mystery series featuring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh, has died.
In the 1990s a pilot turned entrepreneur captured the imagination of the travelling public.
Kiwi writers are producing more work than ever before, despite warnings about book industry.
It was 1967, Star Trek was about to enter its second year of production, and the show was under threat.
A Norwegian church, a concrete cherub and a rose garden were the winning themes in the 30th annual Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards.
Aucklander "Elisabeth Ash" makes $1900 a month selling erotic fiction - but she's no lady.
Diane von Furstenberg doesn't love reality TV but has made a series about her fashion design company.
The old-fashioned smoko could soon be replaced by the more modern vapo.
By day he's a cop, but after hours he is "Angus McLean - crime writer".
It's inconceivable that the making of The Princess Bride hasn't been recorded until now.
Harry Potter started adults reading teen fiction. But are teens now reading content way beyond their understanding?
Ancient myth and modern history converge in Porochista Khakpour's latest novel. She talks with Patricia Maunder .
The chief data detective of OKCupid is oddly skeptical about algorithms and the science of prediction.
Lionel Terry's murder of Joe Kum Yung left the story victim's identity untold, leading Chris Tse to write a collection of poetry.
J.K. Rowling has revealed who she has based the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge on.