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Harry Potter now on sale in NZ video

Avid Harry Potter fan Sara Epperson and her 13-month old daughter Milly, lined up at Whitcoulls South City, ...

Fans across NZ flocked to bookstores on Sunday to get their hands on the eighth Harry Potter title.

Recap: A new Harry Potter

Harry is all grown up in the next edition: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Harry Potter fans are queuing to get their hands on the eighth book in the series.

Counting down to Potter magic video

Kiwi kids gather in anticipation of the latest Harry Potter book.

Kiwi kids are ready for more Harry Potter magic as they await the release of the eighth book.

Harry Potter is back

British author JK Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series of books.

Next up, it will be 'Harry Potter and the Elevated Cholesterol Reading'.

Party like Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling wrote the new Harry Potter story with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

There will be parties at bookshops around the country this weekend to mark the publication of the latest Harry Potter book.

Hera Lindsay Bird totally fearless

Poems in Bird's self-titled collection include: Children Are The Orgasm Of The World, and The Dad Joke Is Over.

Hera Lindsay Bird has more people talking about New Zealand poetry than maybe ever before.

Real Housewife writes sci-fi comic

Gilda Kirkpatrick with her two books.

Real Housewives and Bachelorettes turn out to support Gilda Kirkpatrick's book about inter-planetary battle

Exploring Kiwi erotica

Cover art of Aotearotica, Volume 1.

It's not porn, honest. Of course it's about sex but there's more going on here too.

'Judge Dredd' frighteningly real

Judge Dredd is auper-charged beat cop, empowered to arrest criminals and determine their fate.

Super-charged beat cop, empowered to arrest criminals and determine their guilt raises questions about the limits of police power

Rural vets pen new book video

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

Two Marlborough vets who have worked togetherĀ for 40 years have written their second book.

Life story - Colourful economist in grey profession

Rufus Dawe, economist and author.

Rufus Dawe was a colourful economist in a grey profession.

Man Booker hat-trick for Coetzee?

South African-born author J.M. Coetzee won both his Bookers before he relocated to Adelaide, Australia, in 2002

US and UK authors dominate the longlist, which includes a novel by JM Coeztee, who is an early favourite

Best Books I Never Wrote: Laurence Fearnley

Laurence Fearnley

New Zealand writer Laurence Fearnley shares her favourite books.

Reviews: White Sands, Belgravia

White Sands, Geoff Dyer

An exquisite collection of travel essays, and a disappointing novel from Julian Fellowes.

Take a look at Jack's Castle

Brett Avison reads one of his books to brothers Alex Steele, left, 7 and Josh Steele, 5.

Every book is a cause for celebration, Brett Avison says.

From vampires to spies

No more vampires for Stephenie Meyer. Her next book is a spy thriller for adults.

Twilight's Stephenie Meyer has proven she can thrill audiences, so why not write a thriller?

Young readers find truth in storytelling

Kyle Mewburn with a gaggle of young readers.

A recent boom in YA publishing means young adult readers have access to far grittier, "more truthful" local stories than before .

Isle be there

Photographer Jane Ussher and author Bruce Ansley will launch their latest book Islands at the Marlborough Book Festival ...

The author of a new book featuring some of Marlborough's most loved islands will be setting sail for its launch at the Marlborough Book Festival.

'Jobbing writer' talks plays, biographies, novels

Author Greg McGee.

Foreskin's Lament author Greg McGee talks about his "wonderful" experience writing as a woman.

When Christchurch was our creative capital

The late Dame Ngaio Marsh, pictured in 1977.

Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K Baxter, Allan Curnow, Toss Wollaston - they were all in Christchurch in the inter-war years

Review: La Rose, Louise Erdrich

LaRose, Louise Erdrich

A young child serves as the "solution" to a grief-stricken family's woes.

Review: Our Young Man, Edmund White

Our Young Man, Edmund White

A male model and his many loves.

Reviews: The House Between Tides, In the Month of the Midnight Sun

The Month of the Midnight Sun, Cecilia Ekback

A landowner's fraught relationship with an employee, and a follow-up to Wolf Winter.

Review: Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

This adoring biography of Meryl Streep ends abruptly in 1980.

Journalist to quiz authors

Steve Braunias will be interviewed at the Marlborough Book Festival.

Investigative reporter Mike White will interview Steve Braunias, Jane Ussher, Bruce Ansley and Bill Manhire.

Wonder Woman still super at 75

DISCO READY: Wonder Woman was perhaps the least sensibly clad heroine of all time.

She may not look it, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.

Bringing Superman back to life

Superman is back.

Superman, killed off by DC Comics a few years ago, once again battles Doomsday in the pages of Action Comics.

Mourning glory

Caitlin Doughty

Meet the LA-based undertaker bringing a fresh, natural, eco twist to the grim reaper.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Danyl McLauchlan

Danyl McLauchlan

Danyl McLauchlan shares his favourite books.

Reviews: The Revelations of Carey Ravine, Sunset City

The Revelations of Carey Devine

Historical fiction to escape into, and a rather implausible detective story.

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