Books

Contemporary and classic illustrations

Bright and beautiful drawings from popular children's books are on display at a new exhibition.

Robert Glancy: Best books I never wrote

Robert Glancy shares his favourite books.

Reviews: A Rage For Order, As If I Were a River

Insight into the Middle East crisis; a debut novel with emotional punch.

Writing in Shanghai

Two months in Shanghai is bound to provide inspiration for one Auckland writer.

Auckland's best second-hand bookstores

We've put together a list of our favourite second-hand bookstores in Auckland.

Review: You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life

You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] Andrew Hankinson Scribe, $30

Reviews: Porcelain, Keep Me Posted

A hollow music memoir, and a promising novel marred by a whiny protagonist.

Flash-in-the-pan fiction

The stories up for prizes on National Flash Fiction Day are short - really short - but they contain whole worlds.

With music and laughter

Australian writer Cory Taylor is dying. She can't understand why her "ideal death", an assisted suicide, is illegal.

Happy ending so close

Book fair customer was about to leave her number but thought, 'what's the point?'

Second to Nun

"Anything could happen" belted The Clean in their hit for Roger Shepherd's Flying Nun Records. And it did.

Reviews: The Salted Air, Hoopla poetry series

An original Kiwi novel plus three collections of poetry.

Joe Hill: Best Books I Never Wrote

Horror writer Joe Hill (son of genre master Stephen King) shares his favourite books.

Cracking NZ's crime fiction market

Our crime writing is world class, so why aren't we reading it?

Review: A Boy of China, Richard Loseby

An Auckland advertising executive follows the faded trail of Mao Tse-tung's lost son.

Review: Barkskins by Annie Proulx

The Shipping News author Annie Proulx has written the book for which she will be remembered.

Don't get this tattoo

Your body is your own, but this blacklight Harry Potter tattoo is a bad idea.

The good doctor

Meet Ben Goldacre, the English medic who's been skewering quacks, cranks and pill-pushers for more than a decade.

Review: Wardrobe Crisis, Long Time Lost

Fast fashion's evils exposed; a spy romp that feels a bit like the Famous Five.

Review: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

A Flemish painting is stolen, then forged, and then found.

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