Memories of a city lost

Five years after the earthquakes started, 19 elderly people have reconstructed the lost Christchurch from their memory.

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

Behind the Little Yellow Digger

A new show will reveal the secret works of the Little Yellow Digger illustrator Alan Gilderdale.

Tolkien's 'darkest work' released

An early, unfinished manuscript by JRR Tolkien is set to be published in the United Kingdom.

The Best Books I Never Wrote: Karen McMillan

Cancer survivor and author Karen McMillan reveals her favourite books.

In short: book reviews

Short fiction reviews.

A transatlantic thriller

REVIEW: Despite the hype, The Lost Swimmer is a less-than-literary thriller.

The FIRE economy: how our economy is built on a house of cards

REVIEW: Jane Kelsey on why house prices, a credit boom and massive household debt are crises of politician's own making.

Young poet recreates women in history

A young poet will play an important role in National Poetry Day events.

Waitomo Caves inspires kids e-book series

An e-book series starting at Waitomo Caves is inspired by the author's time as a tour guide.

Abuse survivor's autobiography to help others

An abuse survivor needs help publishing her autobiography.

Bill Bryson turns into Redford

Bill Bryson's best-known work has been turned into a movie - with Robert Redford playing our favourite writer.

Books are back - and in living colour

OPINION: I was chatting over whisky with a man in the book trade. Is there no limit to the glamour of the life I lead? No, there is not.

The link between dating and dystopias


Ahh dating, the tale of real-life dystopia.

The girl who came back to life

The late Stieg Larsson's editor reveals how tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander was resurrected for a new novel.

Exclusive extract: The Girl in the Spider's Web

EXCLUSIVE: The continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz.

Jack Reacher is back

An exclusive extract of the first chapter from the new Jack Reacher novel, Make Me by Lee Child.

Holly Madison exposes life at the Playboy mansion

Former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison takes aim at Hugh Hefner.

A novel take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The great-granddaughter of "Alice in Wonderland"' has penned an intriguing fictional debut.

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