Grab the Crayolas - welcome to the world of adult colouring in.
Nicholas Sparks sells millions of books and movie tickets by adhering to a strict formula. Want to copy him? Here's how.
Short book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.
Brief fiction reviews.
Sam Blood was still at primary school when he started writing his first novel.
A new Patrick Ness young adult novel is a cause for delight.
We ask the judges of this year's Sunday Star-Times short story awards what makes a great short story.
A stoush between historians has reignited controversy over a book on one of the country’s top boys’ schools.
Charlotte Grimshaw continues her sparkling form in Starlight Peninsula.
New Zealand historian Vincent O'Malley reveals his favourite books.
Social anthropologist Joan Metge has written a book about Maori methods of learning outside the classroom.
New Zealand's mountaineering past and present told in photographs, from the 1880s to today.
Short fiction and non-fiction reviews.
Fifty Shade of Grey author's ask me everything on Twitter turns out 50 Shades of awkward.
For those who consider The Wire the greatest TV drama ever made, The Whites is a must-read.
Brian Lovelock has painted his way into the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
The idea of tatts and piercings being repellent is likely a hangover from when hey were associated with criminals.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open next year and mark stage debut for popular boy wizard.
The great white marble confection that is the Victoria Memorial is lit up in pink and blue. Out beyond its vast, landscaped, statue-strewn gardens, the city of Calcutta conducts its teeming night business – the hectic traffic jams, the food cooking in boiling pots on the pavements, the colour and sound of the multitudes.
Auckland writer and filmmaker Roger Horrocks has a new book out this week on the work of celebrated New Zealand artist, Len Lye.
Unpaid work must be acknowledged if the world is to avoid another Great Financial Crisis, author Katrine Marcal says.
Big business has a plan for your happiness, says author and sociologist William Davies.
The recipe book that will make you as popular as a MasterChef judge.
Short book reviews for adults and children.
The reason Shakespeare doesn't make you laugh could be blindingly simple: He's just not that funny.
Brief book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.
New Zealand author Andrew Dean reveals his favourite books.
J.K. Rowling has unveiled some secrets about the Dursleys that are setting the internet alight.
A compassionate family saga spanning four generations of Australian women.
If you're an author whose book fails to grip in the opening chapter, it could prove costly.