Books

Porirua author a believer in love

I thought love was only true in fairy tales… meant for someone else, but not for me. So goes the old song.

Book repairer Bill Tito stopping in

Upper Hutt man has been repairing books for over 50 years.

Author's secret agent survival skills

Charlie and Lola author stopped in Queenstown to talk to primary school students before festival.

Never too late to write a book

Adam Dudding won the non-fiction first book award (and $2.5k) this week at the ripe old age of 46. Here's how it happened.

Kiwi Gothic too tamed, mannered

A queasy examination of shoplifting seen through the eyes of a shop detective, writes David Herkt.

Otago A Go Go

Hungover but happy, a visiting northerner reports back after three days at the Dunedin's Writers And Readers Festival.

A Life Story - A lifetime in the spotlight

Franki Wood entertained her community for more than 90 years, writes Bess Manson.

Marlborough murder mystery

New crime novel sees small-town policeman go from hunter to hunted after body found at Havelock's shoe fence.

Anne's timeless appeal

OPINION: Whether you watch the new Netflix series or not, Anne of Green Gables is worth revisiting.

Posthumous novel from box of notes

Matthew Coley's legacy was found in hand written notes on the floor of his flat.

Compelling Child takes top book prize

The Wish Child wins $50,000 NZ fiction prize.

A book to save the planet

"These kids themselves can actually be heroes when it comes to saving the Earth."

Brain surgeon all for assisted death

Retired surgeon Henry Marsh questions our efforts to prolong life. He even has his own little suicide packet.

Mothering an icon from cradle to stage

Why did one sensible woman let her son drop out and join a band? Because mother knows best.

Giant, woolly writing socks

Winning a $235K prize pushed NZ writer Ashleigh Young out into the world, but has the money changed things?

Past and present meet in audacious move

Review: While not entirely convincing, this debut novel deals with very human and sympathetic quandaries, writes David Herkt.

Satire a bit off in long-awaited sequel

Review: The follow up to the remarkable Life and Loves of a She Devil, leaves Sarah Chandler a little disappointed.

If you could turn back time, where would you go?

Time travel may not be possible but we love to speculate, says science writer James Gleick

Rare Harry Potter prequel stolen

Handwritten by author JK Rowling on a postcard, it's worth nearly $50,000.

Books, bands and beer

Grant Smithies packs his long-johns and balaclava for a trip south to Dunedin's Writers And Readers Festival.

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