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.
Printed 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?