The celebrity biologist and atheist suffered a minor stroke, forcing him to cancel his trip to New Zealand.
The eighth Harry Potter book won't be available for months, but fans are already in a frenzy.
Harry Potter fans, this is not a drill, an eighth edition is really happening.
Hannah August shares her favourite books
Beside Myself Ann Morgan Bloomsbury, $33
Sunil Yapa's stunning debut marks him as one to watch
The doyenne of Irish writing returns with an original and daring tour de force
OPINION: Auden last week, Whitman this. Sorry. It must be the time of year.
America's most famous travel writer is not afraid to offend, cheerfully sharing his tart but beautifully expressed opinions in his books and in person
We are a small group of misfits on a vast floating expanse of ice. Our mission: survival training.
I really started noticing in my teens, says author on "playful sophisticated maturity" of Star Trek.
US library association reissues throwback poster following the death of David Bowie.
Wine writer Joelle Thomson shares her favourite books
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein Arrow, $19
Multi-talented artist Miranda July, who appears at the New Zealand Festival next month, has forged a career from finding the lovable, tender parts of our weird, dark souls.
Celebrated writer Paul Theroux is used to fielding questions about his famous family.
A love for the land runs deep in this gorgeous tribute to high country farmers
A mysterious "black ops" expert goes rogue in this thrilling new novel with Hollywood blockbuster written all over it.
Writers Week director's top books include satire, sports, and a boy who never wanted to grow up.
A new story by Beatrix Potter is to be published after the rediscovery of the century-old tale.