Journal which published Eleanor Catton's earliest work may close after funding cut.
The answer is connected to textual analysis, which also finds a frequent use of 'unwilling' in the Twilight trilogy.
Asking a reader to name their "all-time favourite titles" is like asking a parent to choose between their children.
The best books of 2013
Looking to catch up on the best reads of the year? We have summaries of them all right here.
A collection of essays makes for an unconventional but satisfying window into the world of Ann Patchett.
Three unpublished works by JD Salinger leaked online and downloadable as a PDF.
Christmas is not far off so it's time to compile what's going to be hot to read this summer.
A new book uncovering two unsung heroes of the Tangiwai disaster is garnering international acclaim.
After a full day in the office the last thing I feel like doing is reading, so how do you carve out reading time for yourself?
If there was such thing as a time traveller's check list, Frank Danes would tick every box with his short History of Doctor Who.
Fans queue for 400m in Wellington waiting to see Game of Thrones author George RR Martin.
US stamp panel outraged over "blatantly commercial" decision to honour a boy wizard who isn't even American.
At 22, Samantha Shannon has secured a six-figure publishing contract for three books.
I'd like to start today's post by asking for a moment's silence for Doris Lessing.
Bookworms rejoice! This guy isn't sexist.
Novelist Doris Lessing, who tackled race, ideology, gender politics and the workings of the psyche in a prolific and often iconoclastic career, has died at the age of 94.
OPINION: Does The Smiths noxious frontman Morrissey really deserve his place among literary greats?
Whenever I'm asked about what books I would recommend people buy for their loved ones, I say "don't buy them a book".
Patricia Cornwell never runs out of ideas for her forensic investigator, Kay Scarpetta.
Why the judges of this year's Bad Sex in Fiction award, run by UK's Literary Review, are spoiled for choice.
Today's post is about the literature of heartbreak and a special prize for one lucky Reading Is Bliss reader.
Demand for Eleanor Catton's hefty Man Booker Prize-winning tome is outstripping supply.
Raumati novelist off to Menton in France
Kapiti Coast writer awarded the $75,000 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship for 2014.
A Wellington man has just finished the epic challenge of translating and illustrating Homer's Odyssey.
They're on top of the world, now Lorde and Eleanor Catton are sharing some bedtime reading.
How can the publishing industry be declining when these hilarious paperbacks are available to read?
The world's fastest man likes to get up to all sorts of crazy with chicken McNuggets, lady folk and batons.
MacKenzie Bezos calls new book The Everything Store "lopsided and misleading" on Amazon review page.
© Fairfax NZ NewsI've been inspired by this list of the 23 best parts about being a book lover to come up with my own list of the happiest moments of being a reader.
We read James Franco's new book so you don't have to.
Harper Lee sues hometown museum themed on her bestseller, To Kill A Mockingbird.
When Faith Oxenbridge was told she'd won the Sunday Star-Times short-story competition, she was just heading off to her creative writing class.
As enemies send him to hell, atheist Dawkins sends them up on YouTube.
Bill Bryson exposes 1927's ugliness: 'good ol' days' fallacy
© Fairfax NZ NewsI have decided to dedicate today and this post to one of the best characters of all time - Severus Snape.
Anders Behring Breivik refused to show remorse for killing 77 people, but hugged his mother and apologised for ruining her life.
An Emory University neuroscientist is studying a premise all dog lovers believe and trying to prove it through the science of brain mapping.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThere is something magical about the words "free" and "book", especially when strung together.
Book claims explorer may have committed the unthinkable during ill-fated Antarctica expedition.
Illicit copies of Eleanor Catton's prize-winning novel on file-sharing site Mega is "tip of the iceberg", publishers say.
Scottish nationalists seize on latest Asterix book as allegory for their struggle to break free of the UK.
David Beckham plans to utilise cutting-edge technology when he launches a new photo book next week.
Ever find yourself stuck for a word? Try wrapping your laughing gear around these.
The beauty of a blog is its informality - the sense that you're reading someone's musings
A graphic novel depicting the sexual encounters of fairytale heroines has been pulled from Auckland Libraries.
Reclusive creator of beloved comic strip opens up in incredibly rare interview.
This one's for all of us. Everyone who loves reading. Everyone who loves writing.
Spoilers, if you do not want to know a crucial plot point in the new Bridget Jones book.
Award-winning author says her book antagonised New Zealand male critics over 45.
The youngest-ever Man Booker Prize winner was a "zany, creative and original" teenager.