Why literary acclaim doesn't bother one well-read author.
American author George Saunders has won the famous literary award for his first novel length tale, about Abraham Lincoln's dead son.
NZ Police had their Running Man challenge - now our librarians have their Kardashian-inspired photo shoots.
Deception Island takes out top book and story at the Romance Writers of New Zealand awards.
Her poem Mango was part of their year 12 exam. They responded with racial attacks and hate.
Jessica Pawley published her first sci-fi novel herself. And now an American TV show is on the cards.
Australian surfer Phil Jarratt has been called "Australia's best gonzo sportswriter". He talks about his life in the waves.
Independent bookstores are thriving thanks to the disinterest in e-books.
Popular Kiwi chef still stands for eating a little of what you like.
REVIEW: Sylvia Plath, for many, has become a saint and martyr of feminism. This vast collection of her complete letters reflects that sanctification.
This book is most absorbing, and affecting, when it follows the fates of individual prisoners – real people who suffered, endured and articulated the unspeakable.
A new novel by C.K.Stead is always a treat. This novel is a special one.
The forgotten soundtrack to New Zealand's Great War is revealed in a new history.
Deadly wildfires that have killed more than 30 have also destroyed the home of late "Peanuts" cartoonist.
Last year children's author Robyn P Murray suffered a stroke and could not walk, talk or write. Now she's back with four new books.
"Hehaw," said the spunky, hanky, panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky, tonky, winky, wonky donkey.
In South Africa he was a rebellious, avant-garde writer - in New Zealand he was a beloved community cobbler.
This year's Man Booker Prize will be announced on October 17. The shortlist has its surprises, delights and disappointments. But who will win?
Blenheim woman returns to Indian leper community, this time with a friend.
A daughter's struggle with an anxiety disorder has inspired a new children's fiction book, set during the Kaikoura earthquake.
Scott Bainbridge has heard confessions, pored over murder files, and faced veiled threats.
Iconic children's book author is a virtuoso to some, a propagator of "jarring racial stereotypes" to others.
American novelist's new collection of short stories salvages wit from lives of despair.
The History of Bees knits together human connections and the complexity of the natural world in a thought-provoking way.
After volunteering with homeless people for three years, John Howell has written a book of poems about his experiences
Dame Lynley Dodd's characters may be a little long in the tooth and slightly grey of whisker, but after 30 years they are like old friends.
BOOK REVIEW: Historians run the rule over an important chapter in our history.
BOOK REVIEW: Jo Guy's second children's book carries an important message
A piece of paper can be transformed into something special, says paper artist.
Novelist suspected he was a victim of "fake news" he first heard he'd been awarded the prize.