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.
2015 University of Otago Burns Fellow Louise Wallace "honoured and humbled" by appointment.
Written by a philosophy professor, this knockout of a novel is about what makes life worth living.
I fell in love with Wuthering Heights and keep returning to have my heart broken with Heathcliff's again and again.
A new book claims to have unmasked Jack the Ripper - using the only forensic evidence in the case.
Sarah Quigley plays with both style and form in her new collection of short stories.
Browsers Bookshop owner Rachel Pope has a customer forcefully suggest a book to review.
William Honeyman used logical processes of detective work in his fiction and it fascinated Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.