Beautiful books, passionate printers, cult-ish conservationists - the faith in literature is strong with these people.
Chef Al Brown's tutor once told him his food was so leathery he should be a shoemaker.
To save time and get through my goal of reading at least a book a week, I should perhaps read more than one book at a time.
Novelist John Grisham has apologised for his controversial remarks about child porn.
John Grisham's argument in defence of people who watch child pornography is wrong, a child protection group says.
The NZ Book Awards will not be held next year as organisers push through a major revamp of the literary event.
Richard Flanagan was so excited to win the prestigious Man Booker literary prize that he hugged the Duchess of Cornwall.
A new Katherine Mansfield bust was unveiled to celebrate the renowned Wellington writer's birthday at her former Tinakori Rd home.
Warning: this theory is riddled with spoilers, and not safe for Muggles.
There's no one the Mafia fears quite like Roberto Saviano. For that the Italian writer continues to pay a high price.
We don't read like we used to, which is where the Slow Reading Club comes in.
Photographer Rob Tucker's book Where Does Gas Come From? has been translated into Te Reo.
Defrocked memoirist James Frey's new book is apocalyptic tosh - and readers can win cash!
Ali Smith's new novel - shortlisted for this year's Man Booker prize - is extraordinary.
John Cleese, whose memoir reveals he lost his virginity in NZ, explains why he was such a late starter.
Loren Calder of Hamilton City Libraries finds a gothic romance still captivates.
French novelist Patrick Modiano has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature for his work about Nazi occupation.
Author Emily Perkins about imaginary worlds, acting and the e-books v print debate.
Out of all the literary confessions I've made on this blog, this one shames me the deepest.
A veteran journalist has helped expose the inner workings of foreign charter fishing vessels in New Zealand seas.
JK Rowling has sent the Muggle world into a frenzy with just 12 words.
The hunt's on for the owner of two ancient and rare books mysteriously donated to a Kapiti book fair.
Former All Black Sir John Kirwan is journeying even further into the darkness with his latest book.
From innocent chorister to screaming rocker - guitar legend Jimmy Page looks back on the ultimate career in modern music.
Celebrated chef Yotam Ottolenghi on his Middle Eastern roots, his “second coming out” and eating pipi in NZ.
David Nicholls explains how pens, paper, and envelopes got him into the business of writing novels.
As Kiwi reporter Bob McNeil launches his memoir, his daughter Sacha McNeil reveals what it was like to follow in his footsteps.
First there was Julia Gillard's trenchcoat that divided a nation.
A new book on the untimely - and possibly grisly - demise of a Rockefeller is both fascinating and frustrating.
What's that one dog-eared, well-loved book that you always return to when you need a good read?
The Fault in Our Stars author has issued a sardonic response to news of his book's US school ban.
Browsers Bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds a book to reflect upon in this World War I centennial year.
Years after an international abduction, Bruce Laybourn's family is healing, helped along by a robot.
Meet Chris Sheedy: Mr Guinness Book of Records, Downunder.
A previously unpublished poem by James K Baxter seems sure to resonate across the decades when it goes on sale next month.
Paul Gilbert has written an ambitious fantasy novel in which evil enters a perfectly democratic world. He talks to Diana Dekker.
I firmly believe that the perfect relationship for a reader, is with another reader.
Robyn Windshuttle recalls her long affair with a man who was charming, charismatic ... and a major drug dealer.
Mark Caunter of Hamilton City Libraries finds a Pulitzer Prize winner from the early 1990s that's still a winner.
For author John Lanchester, understanding the language of money was liberating.
So in the spirit of the election tomorrow, here are some insightful novels about surveillance.
The BNZ Literary Awards winners have been announced with a Hawke's Bay winemaker taking the top prize.
REVIEW: A memoir of madness is deliberately upsetting and beautifully packaged.
REVIEW: The line between fact and fiction dissolves in Peter Wells' book Journey to a Hanging.
Melissa Goode of Hamilton City Libraries heads to the Yukon in a classic tale.
New Zealand writer Paul Thomas tells of his jump from sport to crime books.
A new award is offering $12,000 for a "quality text work about living in Auckland".
I really struggled with this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist. Both the authors whom I thought should have made it, didn't.
The Man Booker Prize short-list is out, but there is no chance of a Kiwi repeat.
Barry Lafferty has a long family connection with Frankton and this Saturday will launch the first modern history of the suburb.