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.
Child poverty 'could be addressed' with help from money freed up by lifting the age of eligibility for NZ Super.
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.
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.
Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose to become a force on stage, screen and in print, has died aged 86.
Ill author says he's trying not to be morbid as advanced leukaemia and emphysema take toll.
I've been so busy lately that I'm finding it difficult to carve out time to read.
German writer on cultural exchange loses chapters from her new novel after thieves steal her laptop.
Movies and books are already out offering theories from war games gone wrong to a love triangle.
The inaugural Sarah Broom poetry prize was awarded to accomplished writer C.K Stead at the Auckland Writers' Festival today.
I was immediately drawn to this story on The Guardian about the top 10 loners in fiction.
World-beating author celebrates graduation
Booker Prize-winning author - and Victoria University alumnus - Eleanor Catton was presented with an honorary doctorate yesterday.
An author who claimed she was raised by wolves after fleeing from the Nazis is ordered to pay $26 million.
Some of the antics, stories and myths that surround Hello Sailor, are revealed in this new memoir.
Camilla Lackberg is yet another of those fiendishly successful Scandinavian crime writers.
LEANNE ITALIEDanah Boyd teens'-eye view of the digital world that sets her apart.
Prof Adam Johnson has somehow become the accidental pop-culture expert on North Korea.
Alain de Botton on being liked, the news and Kim Kardashian's bottom.