Books

Books for PNG

A small project to get books into Papua New Guinea has grown to 100,000 of reading material a year

Back country tales

A 92-page coffee table book reveals the resilience, bravery and dogged determination of NZ farmers.

JK Rowling handwritten book for sale

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is one of only six copies personally produced by the Harry Potter author.

Valley gathers to launch book

New book provides photographic record of Clarence Valley pre-quake.

Book proceeds to quake fund

Author's first book If Juliet Was on Drugs inspired by true events, with some creative tweaks.

Recognising the value of our stories

A book about North Shore leaders, My Story, Your Story, wins heritage award.

Gilmore star queen of 'break-up texts'

"It was a dark day when I saw the Downton Abbey cast in street makeup." Why Lauren Graham isn't keen on lifting the lid on the secrets of the Gilmore Girls revival.

Urzila Carlson is the cleanest comedian

It's not yet noon on a Monday, but Urzila Carlson has already vacuumed. Twice.

What's wrong with the US

Best-selling author says "there are no words for where my country is heading."

The talented Ms Hay

Karyn Hay made her name in television, but these days, she is focused on her radio show and writing novels.

'A book is not a toy'

From dodging the mafia in Sicily, to living on a remote New Zealand peninsula, James McNeish's body of work matched his adventurous life.

Farewell Dolly, we'll miss you

It was the teenage bible we not only loved but also needed.

Bringing out the Bing

Bing Turkby is a colourful stalwart on the music scene and now he's an author too.

Iranian sex manual stars

Radiohead's Thom Yorke is on the cover of an Iranian sex manual, so is novelist John Updike. No one knows why.

Bach boys of Eastbourne

New book tells of weekend escapades in Eastbourne to escape drudgery of early Wellington life.

Wham! Bam! Thank you glam!

Platforms! Glitter! Girly blouses on blokes! Grant Smithies sings the praises of a new book on glam rock.

Still a Beer Nation

The Kiwi beer-brewing scene is moving at lightning speed. Time for a new book about it.

Vintage Read: The Maltese Falcon

Rachel Pope of Browsers Bookshop in Hamilton plucks a hard-bitten crime detective novel from her shelves and finds a slice of American history while she's at it.

Kiwi spin for classic children's tale

A Kiwi ex-pat has put a unique Maori twist on the old classic children's song Row Row Row Your Boat. 

Dark Horse: New Zealand novelist Stacy Gregg

Stacy Gregg's pony novels have inspired wonder with tales of adventure and, occasionally, magic. Her own life, though, is very much grounded in the real world.

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