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.

Ian Wedde: a poet in search of beauty

Ian Wedde, pictured in 2011, has had one of the longest and most distinguished careers in New Zealand poetry.

OPINION: An important new collection shows how Ian Wedde's poetry has evolved.

Behind the constant craving

Author Roxane Gay.

This isn't a self-help book and it doesn't set out to inspire. It simply tells the story of why one woman could not stop eating.

How to write a children's book

Auckland based illustrator and cartoonist, Toby Morris.

We asked four children's authors how they capture kids' imaginations.

Nostalgic roadtrip through Dawkins' familiar landscapes

Author Richard Dawkins.

REVIEW: Dawkins' speech is lyrical and erudite in this, his 14th novel, and he never misses a chance to get a lesson in.

The zeitgeister

Wellington author Emily Perkins has had national and international success with her novels.

A play, a novel and a non-fiction book - not the start of a bad literary joke but the reality of author Emily Perkins' to-do list.

Stories that matter

A Moral Truth: 150 years of investigative journalism in New Zealand.

REVIEW: A new collection of New Zealand investigative journalism is more timely than ever.

Warrior fairy fights cancer video

"I've always wanted to be a fairy princess but, when cancer attacks, you have to fight. You have to be a warrior," ...

Petra Kotrotsos' picture book aims to help child patients through their ordeals.

Ihimaera creates 'star map'

Poet Haare Williams and writer/editor Witi Ihimaera participate in a powhiri for a Matariki celebration in Devonport.

Witi Ihimaera spoke about the diverse Pasifika voices in a book he co-edited at a Devonport Matariki sneak preview.

Bedtime stories from behind bars video

Arohata prisoner Kath reads a book for her children as part of the Bedtime Stories programme in Arohata Prison.

When Kath reads her children bedtime stories there's no kiss goodnight. They switch off the CD and Kath lies in her cell, imagining it all.

Sheryl Sandberg's lessons on grief

After her husband died unexpectedly at 47, Sandberg learnt to find herself again through her grief.

After her husband died unexpectedly at 47, Sandberg learnt to find herself again through her grief.

Tolkien, Warner Bros make peace

Author JRR Tolkien's work was turned into a successful film franchise by Kiwi director Peter Jackson.

JRR Tolkien's family have settled a lawsuit with Warner Bros over the rights to his work.

Genius strikes young scribes video

Tuna Raua ko Hiriwa, a finalist in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, written by Ripeka Takotowai Goddard.

Two young Kiwis stand in the shoes of idols at this year's NZ Book Awards.

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