Books

Mansfield's remains to stay put

Bringing back author's remains to NZ a "mad and idiotic suggestion," Mansfield scholar says.

Cat Marnell: a master class in self destruction

Once upon a time she was the wild child writer thrilling New York. But then the drugs won.

Room for New Zealand poetry to breathe

Paula Green is mostly delighted by this collection, although she doesn't need poems written by women to be mansplained, thanks.

5 reads to inspire good health

Here are the top books to kick-start a healthy lifestyle.

Dog will stay at reservoir

A mysterious Murray Ball tribute will have a permanent home after lobbying from politicians.

Tawa woman, author at 21

Erin Donohue has plenty to be proud of and she's beginning to accept it.

Magazine launches with a slam

Devonport Library hosts launch of prestigious poetry yearbook.

Insp Rebus author to visit

Bestselling Scottish crime author Ian Rankin is coming to Christchurch in May.

Murray Ball's enduring gift

With the stroke of a pen he found a way to sum up the complicated, special relationship between a man and his dog.

Ian Rankin headlines festival

Scots crime-writing legend, Pulitzer and Booker winners and Emmy-winning writer behind Veep come to Auckland

JK Rowling's title guessing game

Despite what some fans may have guessed, it's not Mighty Thumb. Or Mayhem Sheep. Or even Mashed Chips.

No Bond for Dragon Tattoo sequel

There's good news and bad news for fans of punk-hacker Lisbeth Salander and her reporter pal.

Eleanor Catton tackles wealthy foreigners

Eleanor Catton's new novel is about ultra-rich foreigners building fortress-like mansions in rural NZ. Peter Thiel anyone?

Talented teen's works goes public

An East Auckland teenager has written, illustrated and self-published her own book.

Keyes' daily suicide battle

Bestselling author Marian Keyes fought the urge to end her life 40 times a day.

Richie film makers take on inequality

The Kiwi behind the Richie McCaw movie will turn an international best selling book about wealth inequality into a film.

Blank book tops best seller list

It's 266 pages long and has nothing but a table of contents, chapter names and bibliography. But it carries a message.

Young voices take charge in poetry magazine

Young poets a feature of this years poetry magazine launched by Albany's Massey University Press.

'Boring' history takes prize

Originally rejected by publishers, book exploring environmental history of Manawatu wins award.

Author in running for $50k prize

Catherine Chidgey's dream run with The Wish Child continues.

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