Books

Sweet dog's story brought to life

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 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

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

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 the country visiting schools and children's charities to share the Feel Brave work.

22 essays on home and homelessness

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

A stimulating look at America's poor

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

Smells like teen spirit

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

'Remove booze from supermarkets'

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

The best cookbook in NZ crowned

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

From loss to blessings

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

'Moon Boy' shines

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

New Harry Potter books

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

Palaentology through the pages

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

Book shows people behind food

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

Book covers - a work of art

How you can judge a book by its cover.

NYC 100 years from now

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

12 intelligent essays

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

The soldiers of today

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

French honour author Witi Ihimaera

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

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