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An illustration by Deirdre Gardiner from "The New House Villain", a story by Margaret Mahy.

They're stuffed with the work of our greatest writers and artists - but NZ hasn't always loved them.

'A story we should be proud of'

The two authors behind the book series Alison Condon and  Gina Taggart.

"If children can gain perspectives when they're young, they hold those attitudes for life."

'It can get better'

Rhianna Boyd survived seven years of anorexia and has written a book about her experience.

An anorexia survivor wants to give hope to other sufferers and their families.

JK Rowling's Piers Morgan takedown

British author JK Rowling took on Piers Morgan in a Twitter battle.

She didn't even use one of the unforgivable curses. She made him do all the work.

NZ's first LGBT fairytale is out

Promised Land follows a young couple, a prince and farm boy.

 It's a love story like any other, except for one defining difference.

Noah's long journey to fame

Trevor Noah's recently-released memoir Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood focuses purely on an ...

Why one talkshow host's upbringing, like his DNA, is beyond classification.

Niki Caro to direct Disney's Mulan

Mulan tells the story of a young Chinese peasant girl who disguises herself as a man so she can go to war.

The Kiwi Whale Rider director had been tipped to helm Captain Marvel, but it looks like she's heading to Ancient China instead.

Bookstore makes world top three

Time Out bookstore staff Ian Brown, Cait Kneller, manager Jenna Todd and owner Wendy Tighe-Umbers hope they will be ...

An Auckland bookstore is one step away from being crowned the best in the world.

Barnesie gets real in Wellington

Singer Jimmy Barnes will be signing copies of his book Working Class Boy in Willis Street on Friday, February 10.

Fancy an after-work chat with the Ocker Rocker? He's signing his book on Friday night.

An adult look at children's literature

Children's books aren't just for children with plenty of the themes explored in them ripe for adult discussion.

Two Wellingtonians are determined to get people talking more about children's literature.

Real life better than fiction

Sully gives us a thorough look at the life of a thorough man who became a hero.

REVIEW: The inside story of an amazing flight.

Vintage Read: The Greater Trumps

The Greater Trumps was first published in 1932.

Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop discovers Charles Williams, a contemporary of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.

Banned book scores movie deal video

Author Ted Dawe with a copy of his book Into the River, which was temporarily banned in 2015.

Ted Dawe's temporarily-banned Into the River is headed for the big screen.

Q&A: Author Jenny Pattrick

Author Jenny Pattrick at her home in Wellington, New Zealand.

The bestselling Wellington author discusses reading, writing and the importance of books.

Holocaust hero remembered

For Holocaust Remembrance Day, author Lynley Smith was sharing her book on a distant relative who died at Auschwitz.

As WWII escalated, Scottish missionary Jane Haining refused go home. As discrimination escalates, one author continues to tell her heroic story.

Obama book deal tops $27m

Every US president since Herbert Hoover, the 31st commander-in-chief, has published a memoir of their time in office.

The bidding for Barack Obama's presidential memoir is likely to set records.

Novelist frustrated by film's limitations

Dennis Lehane says in a perfect world he would have got Ben Affleck to make Live By Night as a "10-hour, limited series".

Why one novelist has fallen out of love with the movies.

I coined the term 'snowflake' video

Chuck Palahniuk signing the release of 'Fight Club 2' at Book Soup on July last year in West Hollywood, California.

It's a term that's been thrown about on both sides of the political divide. But Trump didn't come up with this one.

Sales of novel 1984 soar video

Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager and senior advisor to the Trump Presidential Transition Team, speaks to reporters as ...

George Orwell's book flying off virtual shelves after Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" quip.

A house fit for Pooh Bear

Winnie the Pooh's house is for sale.

Take a look inside the house that inspired AA Milne's beloved stories.

The art of the sketch

David Walliams has returned to sketch comedy for his latest show Walliams and Friend.

David Walliams is back with a (sort of) Little Britain follow-up.

The man in black is a man of verse

Country music singer-songwriter Johnny Cash.

Paula Green can't help moving to the rhythm of Johnny Cash's poetry.

Going, going, Goneville.

Very fine journalism: writer and broadcaster, Nick Bollinger.

Grant Smithies salutes a fine new book by fellow music writer, Nick Bollinger.

When education saves a life

Author JD Vance.

JD Vance was headed for trouble when his grandmother intervened and he got serious about school. Other parts of his story are less clearcut, finds Eleanor Black.

'It can be easy as a GP to become locked into a death spiral'

The author, GP and poet Glenn Colquhoun.

Poverty in New Zealand is too easily dismissed by lounge-chair pundits. But, as GP and poet Glenn Colquhoun writes, it affects us all.

Book reviews

Settle For More by Megyn Kelly and The Nix by Nathan Hill

A Life Story - Bob Stothart

Bob Stothart, physical educator and conservationist.

Educator and conservationist Bob Stothart.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Scott Hamilton

Author Scott Hamilton.

Judith Binney, Redemption Songs: A Life of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki 

Growing up Christian, and gay

Wez van der Linde talks frankly about wrestling with homosexuality while being a Christian in his book Space for the ...

"I'm a perfectionist, I want things to be right, I want things to be perfect. And for me, perfect was not being gay."

Reading renaissance

Second-hand book sales are on the rise says SPCA Op Shop manager Karina Greenall.

Sales of second hand books are undergoing a revival as readers turn away from digital alternatives.

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