Books

Why Kiwis aren't reading

Reading can have important benefits such as improved academic performance.

Almost 400,000 New Zealanders didn't pick up a book in 2016. It's a worldwide trend we should be worried about.

'Our niche is Marlborough'

Dog Point Vineyard co-owners and event sponsors Ivan Sutherland, left, and James Healy read up for the Marlborough Book ...

With intimate venues and stunning surrounds, the Marlborough Book Festival is a little different.

Maverick traveller tells tales

A Maverick Traveller, the first of seven travel books by Queenstown author Mary Jane Walker.

Her many adventures include eating seal meat in Greenland and a visit to Standing Rock.

Sweet dog's story brought to life

Monique Richardson and Kate Kay, with their inspiration, sausage dog Rocky, at the book launch at Botany Library.

Two young East Aucklanders have written and illustrated a children's book based on real-life tales of a sausage dog.

Word journey challenge for writers

The Mirror Lakes and Central Otago Short Story competition logo

The Mirror is searching for the very best wordsmiths and writers in our district. Cash prizes and publication are up for grabs.

Erotic novel not Eleanor Catton's

Stephanie Johnson has written a lush, pacy erotic novel under the name Lily Woodhouse.

We found the award-winning Kiwi who threw "caution to the wind" and wrote a sex novel under a pen name.

New Westeros book coming

Author George RR Martin is not really good with deadlines.

George RR Martin finally updates Game of Thrones fans on the long-awaited Winds of Winter.

Helping kids feel brave

Avril McDonald will be travelling through the country visiting schools and children's charities to share the Feel Brave ...

Avril McDonald will be travelling the country visiting schools and children's charities to share the Feel Brave work.

22 essays on home and homelessness

Thom Conroy.

REVIEW: Collection looks at the ancient idea of 'home' in a range of new ways.

Smells like teen spirit

Teenagers at a dance at Upper Hutt Youth Club during the 1960s.

A new book looks at the development of the New Zealand teenager over the past 150 years.

A stimulating look at America's poor

Author Nancy Isenberg,.

REVIEW: A close look at America's poor whites,aimed at breaking down the illusion that America is a classless society.

'Remove booze from supermarkets'

Lotta Dann's popular blog and subsequent memoir, Mrs D is Going Without documented her recovery from alcoholism. Her ...

"Having it in our faces in that place of easy shopping is a real challenge."

The best cookbook in NZ crowned

Rebecca Smidt and chef Dariush Lolaiy, the owners of Cazador in Mt Eden.

Bone marrow, venison, heart and livers feature in the book, 30 years in the making.

From loss to blessings video

Emma Farry, author of book 'Beloved' at Muriwai beach where she lives.

A Muriwai author helped deal with loss of her mother by sitting on a rock at the beach.

'Moon Boy' shines

Paetahi Mete Kingi and wife Marie.

Rotorua author Kathy Sutcliffe aims to get young Maori boys reading with her latest work.

New Harry Potter books

Two new books providing information about Harry Potter's wizarding world will be available in October.

Two new Harry Potter books will be published later this year.

Palaentology through the pages

Dinosaur expert, paleantologist and award winning writer John Pickrell will be the Marlborough Book Festival 2017.

Want to more about palaeontology? Here's your chance.

Book shows people behind food

Source New Zealand.

Rangitikei organic farmers John and Pauline Blaikie are promoting their natural poultry farm in a new book.

Book covers - a work of art

Nelson publisher Robbie Burton.

How you can judge a book by its cover.

12 intelligent essays

Author Jessica Friedmann

REVIEW: This is not a self-help manual but it is an enlightening look at one woman's journey through severe depression.

NYC 100 years from now

Author Kim Stanley Robinson

REVIEW: Kim Stanley Robinson weighty "what if?" takes reader on a rollercoaster ride through New York - 100 years from now.

The soldiers of today

The book is a must read for any MP.

BOOK REVIEW: This is a thorough take on the makeup of the modern military.

French honour author Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera has been made a member of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

France has awarded Witi Ihimaera with a top arts honour as part of its Bastille Day celebrations.

Teacher is also an author

Otara author David Riley hopes to inspire young readers with his books about Pacific Island heroes.

David Riley started writing books when he couldn't find books his students wanted to read.

Giving a voice to NZ's rape victims

Jade Le Grice has shared her story of sexual assault.

Hundreds of sexual assault survivors wanted someone to talk to, 50 of them will feature in a soon to be released book.

Wild Things author's lost book found

Author Maurice Sendak (R) being kissed by actress Catherine Keener before the premiere of the film Where The Wild Things Are.

Maurice Sendak's books are beloved of children everywhere. Now they have a whole new adventure to fall in love with.

Tibetan refugee releases autobiography

Thuten Kesang's autobiography launches July 15, in Birkenhead.

From Tibet, to India to Auckland - Tibetan refugee tells his story.

J.K Rowling's story locked in closet

JK Rowling is keeping mum about her story scribbled on her Halloween dress

A Halloween dress dangling in her wardrobe holds a story that might never see the light of day.

Dumped right-winger sues publisher

Milo Yiannopoulos lost a speaking gig for the GOP, his role as an editor and contributor at Breitbart and a book deal ...

You thought Milo Yiannopoulos was gone for good? You didn't reckon on the US legal system.

Positive message wins over judges gallery

Barfoot and Thompson managing director Peter Thompson, elated Young Authors Challenge winner Juliet Curwood of ...

Freshly baked biscuits drove Juliet Curwood on to be supreme winner of this year's Young Authors Challenge.

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