How to survive off writing novels, maybe

It's a tough road for any Kiwi writer, even one as prolific as Nicky Pellegrino.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Fiona Sussman

Fiona Sussman shares her favourite books.

Moby releases memoir

Onetime electronica star Moby has kept busy with new pursuits, like his book

A good yarn

Marlborough authors Peter Anderson and Peter Jerram return with a second collection of wry vet stories.

Where did Maori come from?

Archaeologist Atholl Anderson digs into early Maori history.

Reviews: A Dying Breed, Keep You Close

Thriller set in post-conflict Afghanistan, and a pacy whodunnit.

Review: Thought Horses, Rachel Bush

An extraordinary poetry collection that bears the unsettling fingerprints of death.

Book review: The City of Mirrors

Review: The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin

Look, it's hot dudes reading books

Love reading? Love hot guys? Love hot guys reading? It's your lucky day.

Caitlin Moran: 'I'm going full hag'

"Zip it, everyone. Enough of the constant yap yap yapping about women."

Dan Brown is after your kids

The Da Vinci Code author wants to get younger readers into his arcane conspiracy theories.

The Chinese laundry mystery

They flourished across New Zealand in the early 1900s, but then they disappeared.

The accidental novelist

It's taken writer Stephen Daisley 40 years to become an overnight success.

New Lena Dunham book

The creator, writer and star of TV's Girls surprises fans with diaries of her thoughts from a decade ago.

Reviews: The Other Mrs Walker, The Family With Two Front Doors

The search for a dead woman's identity, and a charming family tale for younger readers.

Review: About Grace by Anthony Doerr

A man abandons his loved ones for 25 years.

Review: The Bricks That Built the Houses, Kate Tempest

Cool young thing Kate Tempest adds novelist to her impressive list of occupations.

Review: The Age of Genius, AC Grayling

Was the 17th century really when we came up with our best ideas?

Man Booker winner 'exquisite, disturbing'

The Vegetarian gobbles up world's most prestigious literary award.

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