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New head of film and literature board

Dr Don Mathieson, the Film and Literature Board of Review president who staunchly banned controversial novel Into The River, is set to be replaced.

Author weighs in on Snape debate

Why did Harry Potter choose to name his son after the bullying teacher? JK Rowling reveals all.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

Visiting Doctor swings by Middle-earth for a house call.

In brief: book reviews

Short book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.

Bill Manhire: The Best Books I Never Wrote

New Zealand author Bill Manhire reveals his favourite books.

A taste for the true: New Zealand's Best

A second volume of anthology of New Zealand non-fiction again delivers the goods.

Students' stories come to life

Eight students' stories have come to life, including Josephine Sim's story, with some help from Keven Mealamu.

All fishes, big and small

Dr Clive Roberts has devoted his life to studying fish, in and out of the water.

Bluff historians launch shipwrecks book

What is believed to be the first book about Bluff shipwrecks is being launched by a group of the town's historians.

Sandy Hook survivor's tell-all story

The woman who saved a classroom of five year olds from one of America's worst school shootings hits back at the trolls.

Sunday Snoop: Grey Lynn for the win

The publisher talks books, gentrification and road-tripping with his Grammy-winning son, Joel.

Mary Poppins: Born in Chch?

She is the quintessential British nanny, but Mary Poppins may have first sprung to life in Christchurch.

In brief: book reviews

Short book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.

John Irving ponders the passage of time in Avenue of Mysteries

Iconic novelist John Irving is showing no signs of slowing down with the publication of his 14th novel.

Michael W Clune: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Author Michael W Clune reveals his favourite books.

In brief: book reviews

Short children and adult's book reviews.

New John Irving novel remains a mystery

John Irving treads well-covered ground with his latest novel.

Elvis Costello: a songwriter's memoir

This most interesting book could have done with the same polish Costello applies to his lyrics.

Memory lane, via Rotorua Retro Two

A second volume of Rotorua recollections has been committed to print with the launch last week of 'Rotorua Retro Two.'

Mastering the Masu menu

You too can cook like Nic Watt with all the recipes from his award-winning Auckland restaurant.

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