Books

Jerome Kaino: the real deal

REVIEW: A new biography reveals how All Black Jerome Kaino grew up.

MH370 authors: Find backs theory

The Waikato authors of a book theorising MH370's pilot crashed the plane say wreckage proves they may be right.

Finalist blown away by selection

A Northlland author's novel based on a true life struggle has been selected to be in a literary awards final.

Why Harry Potter fans are furious

A Twitter hashtag that made Harry Potter fans around the world very excited is not what it seems to be.

Rolling Stone editor quits, students sue

Rolling Stone managing editor resigns in wake of now-retracted University of Virginia rape story.

'Bloody hell': Kiwi on Booker list

Anna Smaill had a quintessentially Kiwi reaction after making the list for literature's top prize.

Chasing ghost in post-apocalyptic Wellington

Hamish Clayton's second novel is a romantic ghost story set against the backdrop of an earthquake-devastated capital city.

Trent Jamieson: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Sci-fi and fantasy author Trent Jamieson reveals is favourite books.

Slight but searing: Toni Morrison's God Help the Child

Short fiction and non-fiction reviews.

Phillip Melchior on Wanaka's mountain rescues

Wanaka journalist and search and rescue volunteer Phil Melchior's book, Mountain Rescues, is on sale from July 31.

Crowds captivated at book festival

A blend of engaging authors who connected with their audience was showcased at the second Marlborough Book Festival.

James Franco's eccentric project

Acclaimed actor is so "infatuated" with singer Lana Del Rey, he is writing a book about her.

When Split Enz met Theodore Finch

The story behind the song behind the book – or how Split Enz came to star in young adult fiction's next big thing.

Mischievous cat Slinky Malinki turns 25

Slinky Malinki, so brave and so bold, surprises us all, and turns 25 years old.

Creative minds come to Marlborough

A celebration of some of the most inspired minds in the country was conceived during a walk involving two writers on Marlborough's Wither Hills.

Why Australia doesn't like our authors

Australia: so close in so many ways, and yet, in book publishing terms, so far away. Why don't our authors get a fair crack?

Louis de Bernieres' new novel: No Captain Corelli's Mandolin

REVIEW: Louis de Bernieres returns to the family saga for the first time since Birds Without Wings.

Maurice Gee: a life revealed

Rachel Barrowman’s biography is a book worthy of its subject’s talent and importance.

In brief: book reviews

Book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.

Bianca Zander: The Best Books I Never Wrote

New Zealand novelist Bianca Zander reveals her favourite books.

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