Books

Dr Seuss' adult book of female nudes

In 1939 Theodor Geisl aka Dr Seuss set out to "draw the sexiest babes he could".

On the road with Ele, Witi and Joy

When New Zealand descended on the Taipei book fair this month, Adam Dudding, was there.

A stolen childhood

A horrific tale of abuse of children in care half a century ago emerges in a new book.

The next Eleanor Catton?

New Zealander Anna Smaill's debut novel is garnering international praise.

Artists back Eleanor Catton

More than 130 artists have backed author Eleanor Catton’s right to speak her mind.

Thomas turns page on crime

Never has been killing people been so much fun

Best-selling Waikato author Julie Thomas takes a big risk with her second novel.

Teen wrote 'Paper Towns' line

Author John Green has taken to the internet to clear up the origin of a quote mistakenly attributed to him.

'Naggio' twisted tongues

She was a queen of crime, her name mentioned in the same breath as Agatha Christie.

10 best Dr Seuss quotes

We are about to get a new Dr Seuss book and to celebrate here are 10 of the best quotes from his collection of beloved books.

There be dragons

He has become used to confounding critics and readers with his unpredictability. Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel is no different.

Dr Seuss returns with new book

Dr Seuss long ago passed from the scene but old manuscripts by the beloved children's author keep turning up.

To shill a Mockingbird

Investigating how the uneven first draft of a famous novel came to be an instant bestseller, months before publication.

What to read after Fifty Shades

Here are five recent romance treasures for those ready to take the next step into the world of wild romance.

Anastasia is actually feisty

REVIEW: The sexual politics aren't completely repellent, since feisty Anastasia gives Christian Grey a run for his money, writes Sarah Watt.

Horrors of Ravensbruck

An epic book on a women-only concentration camp shines new light on what happened there.

Books critical to path of teen mum

As a new teenage mum, Victoria Scheule would read her son The Gruffalo.

Kiwi up for big short story prize

A New Zealand author has a shot at winning the richest prize for a short story in the world.

Andrea di Robilant's talk of roses

A rose is not just a bunch of pretty petals. It's quite possibly an intelligent creature, Andrea di Robilant tells Diana Dekker.

Thoughts on mummyporn

Fifty Shades

ROHANI ALEXANDER

Ahead of the release of the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey Rohani Alexander muses on the controversial label of "mummyporn".

Marvel's new female Avengers

Marvel and DC Comics reveal plans to diversify story-telling for fans, including all-female Avengers team.

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