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Masala Shakespeare

A Kiwi Shakespeare scholar living in India reflects on what it means to be 'home'.

Elementary 2.0 released

Ian Wishart has released a follow-up Scott Watson book containing original witness statements.

Michele A'Court on laundry and what's next

After months of touring, Michele A'Court is finally home. First order of business - laundry day.

My favourite book


What's that one dog-eared, well-loved book that you always return to when you need a good read?

"I knock on wood every day"

Think you're not superstitious? You'd be surprised at the everyday habits that began life as superstitions.

Book returned... 68 years late

She borrowed the book as a child and returned it as a grandmother - but avoids a $7,300 fine.

The next chapter

"I have an ultimate faith that there will always be a market for books, for stories, for information, for something produced beautifully," Rachel Pope says.

Review: The Drowned Detective

Neil Jordan is one of those annoying writers with stellar parallel careers, but you can't help being impressed by his latest novel.

Suzanne McFadden: Best Books I Never Wrote

Suzanne McFadden shares her favourite books.

Review: Dog Run Moon by Callan Wink

The wilds of Montana are brought into sharp focus in this debut story collection.

Reviews: Fits & Starts, Beside Herself

Two poetry collections delight the senses.

The many loves of Jane Smiley

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer on her epic love life, her sprawling novels and the sorry state of American politics.

Fantastic Beasts in the book store

The script of JK Rowling's Harry Potter prequel will be released as a book.

Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

British writer Chris Cleave fictionalises his family history to great effect in this charming but bloody World War II tale.

Reviews: Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder; and An Isolated Incident

A richly detailed coming-of-age tale and a nuanced murder mystery.

Review: Love as a Stranger, Owen Marshall

The country's most celebrated short story writer delivers a well-plotted novel which is both sweet and dark.

The Iron Butterfly

An extract from the new book Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman by Brooke Hauser.

Rowling hints at new Potter storyline

JK Rowling gives the first peek inside up-coming play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Gilly Macmillan: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Gilly Macmillan shares her favourite books.

Review: Work Like Any Other, Virginia Reeves

A man's imprisonment in the American South in the 1920s shines light on inhumane system.

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