'Feminism is an issue, not a word'
'Feminism is an issue, not a word'

At 82, Gloria Steinem - the woman who spearheaded the women's liberation movement in the United States and beyond - was…

Auckland Writers Festival:  Day 1
Auckland Writers Festival: Day 1

"Once upon a time, you could just rock up on the day and get tickets to whatever you wanted," says a colleague, surveying…

Editorial: Written word continues to enrich us
Editorial: Written word continues to enrich us

The Auckland Writers Festival, under way at civic centre venues this week, is a testament to the continued value of the…

Former shearer wins top fiction prize
Former shearer wins top fiction prize

Decades of hard work for Stephen Daisley, a former shearer, farmer and soldier turned author, have paid off.

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Auckland Writers Festival: Suburban subjects
Auckland Writers Festival: Suburban subjects

It might more commonly be called the City of Sails, but to sociologist and historian Scott Hamilton…

Auckland Writers Festival: Seeking Kiwi surprises

Playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director Sir David Hare is taking a few days off in New Zealand.

Teenagers get in on book buzz

Sitting in their English teacher's office, seven McAuley High School girls are discussing their favourite books.

Contest for top book should be a thriller
Contest for top book should be a thriller

One New Zealand fiction writer will wake up $50,000 better off on Wednesday thanks to a new literary…

Rappers to battle at Writers Festival

Sixteen years after the release of his debut album, Savage Thoughts, it continues to lead to new and intriguing opportunities…

Philosopher on a mission to be useful

Philosopher Julian Baggini talks to Dionne Christian about moral dilemmas and exchanging ideas.

The 'best living American novelist' on her mid-life crisis

Prolific American writer Jane Smiley has been described as 'the best living American novelist'. She talks to Greg Bruce…

Hanya Yanagihara on male intimacy

Male friendships have always fascinated American author Hanya Yanagihara.

A brief encounter with Peter Garrett
A brief encounter with Peter Garrett

A brief encounter with Peter Garrett: The singer and politician.

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Books

Melbourne's best bookstores
Melbourne's best bookstores

An official Unesco City of Literature, Melbourne is also home to 'The Best Bookshop in the World'. In the run-up to its…

Meryl Streep's tragic love affair
Flash win for Kiwi storyteller
Novel digs into dark world of home invasions
Book review: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
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Culture

Devoy: 'This is not how we roll'
Devoy: 'This is not how we roll'

This month when I opened a copy of the Wairarapa Times-Age , a New Zealander wearing a Neo Nazi uniform stared back at…

AR-15 rifles on special in New Zealand
Artwork depicts Cook's voyages
T.J. McNamara: Beauty and the beasts
Stars come out for Matariki
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