First US Booker win is a Sellout

Literally. It's Paul Beatty's The Sellout, a stinging satire of race and class in the United States.

Writer inspired by his own children

Chris Sanders wrote a song about his daughter's wish for a sibling when he decided it could have a bigger impact with a book as well.

Beloved book comes to life

Gruffalo performers meeting the challenge of the world's toughest audiences

Celebrating the "spine of the community"

Indie bookshops say they are not going away

Dolby offers sound advice

Why Thomas Dolby's still blinding them with science - from the dancefloor to the lecture theatre

Dylan's Nobel silence 'arrogant'

Bob Dylan's silence since receiving the Nobel Prize has been called 'arrogant' by a board member.

Seven new design books

NZ House & Garden writers review the latest crop of design books.

Marvel pulls 'sexy' 15yo superhero

Marvel and Midtown Comics have pulled a comic book cover featuring a 15-year-old superhero after fan backlash.

New Tolkien book excites fans

A love story between an Elvish maiden and a mortal man is to be published as a new JRR Tolkien book.

How To Dad set for book release

Jordan Watson was just giving a mate some advice. Now he's an internet sensation.

Lily Max returns with a snow and fashion adventure

Exuberant young fashionista Lily Max learns to ski in second novel.

Insightful account of war

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Miranda Hart's "bonkers'' dog book

The British comedian has co-authored a book... with her dog

Popular authors release new kids' book

From "bums and bottoms" to Squeakapotomus pets.

From collector to author

A Wellington women known for her large collection of children's books is getting set to release one of her own.

Bought for 50 pounds...

Why a 136-year-old Maori meeting house sits in the grounds of a stately home in Surrey, England

Book award for Taranaki historian

"Maori writers have so many compelling stories to tell," says Taranaki historian.

Are Dylan’s songs ‘literature’?

Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but some believe the judges have made a mistake.

Kiwi icons chronicled

 MEMORY LANE: An impressive book chronicles our Kiwi icons of the 1950s-60s.

Safran Foer's art imitates life

Jonathan Safran Foer appears to rely on his own life for his latest novel but says readers should "forget that stuff".

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