A group of women has drawn attention to groping, cat-calling and other forms of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.
NZ children's author Joy Cowley lists some of her favourite books (besides her own).
REVIEW: Herman Koch's latest novel shows him to be the master of unease.
I'm off on holiday for three weeks - to exotic, hopefully book-filled shores.
Take the quiz and be in to win a selection of this year's NZ Post Book Award finalists.
It would be surprising if Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries didn't show up on the Book Awards shortlist.
Author Lorrie Moore takes her time with a new book, but it's worth it.
Best-selling crime writer Karin Slaughter says female cops still do it tough.
Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope says if you've only seen the TV series, you're missing the best of Nevil Shute.
Helen Riddiford was determined to give early settler George Evans a better rap in Wellington history.
Readers are, scientifically speaking, apparently the best people to fall in love with.
The reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, says she never OKed book about her.
If working part time and raising two children wasn't enough, Abby Wilder has self-published her debut novel.
When Lorri Davis began corresponding with a convicted murderer, she never thought she'd fall in love.
A kids' book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins has been deemed inappropriate by Singapore libraries.
Why is Richard Dawkins so scared of fairy tales?
Though originally published in 1932, Brave New World has stood the test of time remarkably well.
I can't hide it any longer. I read literary novels. Not only that, I love many literary novels.
WORD festival sees Eleanor Catton feature amongst some 100 writers and performers over five days.
Make no mistake, this is 100 per cent spoilers.
Harry Potter is back - mysterious, married, and going grey.
Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds a great 1950s novel on her shelves.
War autobiographies on NZ bookshelves are mostly written by the officers; the NCOs were too busy fighting.
STEPHEN MILLSPrinted book defenders tend to be more forceful and emotional in their advocacy.
If I take into account the last 15 years of my reading life, I may have spent as much as 10,000 hours reading.
Annie Chapman has written a book about a journey and a campaign that is close to her heart.
Never before has so much been riding on a broomstick. But in the fast-paced, real-life world of quidditch don't expect to see capes or any Harry Potters.
Reading Can You Tell What It Is Yet after sitting through six weeks of his trial is like being mugged by old friend, writes Nick Miller.
Mark Caunter of Hamilton City Libraries has a thrilling tale to recommend. And you’ll recognise the title.
A former teen girl's magazine writer thinks real men should read Young Adult books.
Nelson independent bookshop Page & Blackmore Booksellers is tops again, winning the 2014 Nielsen Award for New Zealand Bookshop of the Year.
Veteran journalist Dr David Robie spent his career promoting issues pertinent to the Asia-Pacific region.
Best-selling fantasy author Robin Hobb writes of dragons, assassins and talking sailing ships, but she can't simply make it up.
New Zealand’s top children’s book this year comes with an awkward name – The Boring Book.
Life and times of an adventurer
The dramatic tale of Christchurch high-adventurer Guy Mannering has been pieced together from diaries and mementoes.
He's known as a bestselling author of "man lit", but now Tony Parsons has turned to crime writing and is fronting a boxing documentary, of all things.
Child poverty 'could be addressed' with help from money freed up by lifting the age of eligibility for NZ Super.
How do you find books nowadays? Do you trust the big publishing houses or do you search for self-published newcomers?
Abraham, the much-loved star of children's book The Builder's Cat, has died, aged 20.
Fifty Sherlock Holmes works published before 1923 by Arthur Conan Doyle are in the public domain.
Read an exclusive extract of J.K. Rowling's alter ego Robert Galbraith's much anticipated second novel The Silkworm.
Read the second chapter of Robert Galbraith's second novel, The Silkworm.
Richard Powers' new novel, Orfeo, is a compelling amalgam of music, surveillance and science.
Michael Lewis continues his form as one of America's best non-fiction writers in his examination of Wall Street trading.
How tracking down Australia's most notorious serial killer changed the face of the country's police force.
Beneath the darkness of its central plot, Shonagh Koea's new novel contains plenty to impress.
Eric Hill, creator of mischievous puppy Spot who enchanted millions of children around the world, has died.
When it comes to judging the best picture books in the country, we have asked the true experts.
Once, an adult might have felt embarrassed to be caught reading The Fault in Our Stars.
A German writer has made a cash plea for the return of her laptop or chapters of her new novel.
Does GoT have a problem with women? (spoiler)