StuffOne of the best parts of writing this blog is the opportunity to meet and "interview" some of my favourite authors
Within the cardboard structure of the cathedral he designed, architect Shigeru Ban opened Chch biennial writer's festival.
The Luminaries is good enough to win Man Booker Prize, but it's not the best book here.
Author Damon Young discusses why philosophy and fitness are a natural fit.
How has the boy-who-lived influenced political values and perspective of a generation?
What the new Chocolate Factory cover controversy says a lot about book industry and readers.
Willie Walker is matter-of-fact when he talks about the battle of Long Tan, fought 48 years ago.
Amber Field loves Outlander so much she wore her first copy out. Here's what makes the book so great.
Four days and 10,000 copies later, and you'd still be lucky to get your hands on Dirty Politics.
Blogger Cameron Slater rips into Nicky Hager's book targeting him and the National Party.
Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope rediscovers a moving children’s book.
The Nelson publisher of Nicky Hager's latest book Dirty Politics says he stands by Hager and published the book because it was of public interest.
AMY MACAULAYJames Patterson's adventure book series offers an English undergrad light reading relief.
The woman whose music influenced Nirvana and the Pixies is coming to talk.
Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"?
Lindsay Lohan says her upcoming memoires will be just like "Harry Potter".
David Murray wasn't interested in books, until science fiction opened his mind to a world of possibilities.
With 4000 copies sold by lunchtime, Nicky Hager's bombshell has "overwhelmed" the book industry.
Is Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy a farcical space opera or a bible for the modern world?
A manual on life for many, the philosophy behind the Book of Changes is a winner for Daniel Talis.
Author Nicky Hager says latest book exposes links between National Party and controversial blogger.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance could change everything, writes Nick Summerhayes.
A tale of ultra-violence and the morality of human control keeps Jemma Richardson gripped.
DANIELLE CALDERDanielle Calder may have lost her Potter glasses, but she retains her fierce love for the series.
The Drifters is a truly seminal novel for teenagers in the seventies - and today. That's what makes it a classic.
What's that one dog-eared, well-loved book that you always return to when you need a good read?
Kim Kardashian is planning a 352-page book of racy selfies. Narcissism - or just good marketing?
Su Wollet of Hamilton City Libraries falls in love with a children's book whose title everyone will recognise.
Disturbed by remastered Roald Dahl book cover, punters ask: "Seriously, Penguin Books. Why not just get Rolf Harris to design the next one?"
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has penned a letter to a shooting survivor as one her most loved characters.
Hey, chillax! Let's not be frenemies, let's smash a mojito, take a selfie and vlog about it later #awesome!
A"wholesome" picture book aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.
The rampant success of The Luminaries has turned the New Zealand publishing world upside down.
Sarah Corbet, of Hamilton City Libraries, heads back to 1940 for a taste of romance.
Could the next Game of Thrones or Harry Potter series be written by a computer?
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.
Best-selling crime writer Karin Slaughter says female cops still do it tough.
Author Lorrie Moore takes her time with a new book, but it's worth it.
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.