Alan Duff: Reality show between book's covers
Alan Duff: Reality show between book's covers

The fears are well-founded, as the world becomes more materialistic, hedonistic, videos rule supreme and hardly anyone reads…

What is your favourite NZ novel?
What is your favourite NZ novel?

After a 12-month hiatus, the country's premier book awards will return in 2016 with a new structure and an annual fiction…

NZ Book Awards return with major fiction prize
NZ Book Awards return with major fiction prize

After a 12-month hiatus, the country's premier book awards will return in 2016 with a new structure, a new judging process…

Books: Recent releases July 5
Books: Recent releases July 5

British author Sarah Winman specialises in strange. Her first novel, When God Was a Rabbit, was a wildly eccentric tragi-comedy…

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Books: Recent releases June 28
Books: Recent releases June 28

There is a real purity to Patricia Grace's fiction. She may be New Zealand literary royalty but her…

Books: Recent releases June 21

Author exposes the emotion behind the glitter and the glamour.

Peter Bromhead: Of no literary value

Peter Bromhead on the important things in life.

Writers Fest: 'A fan of losers'

It is clear that Haruki Murakami has perfected the art of telegraphic humour. "I am a fan of losers," says the self-described…

Writers pay homage to power of cats
Writers pay homage to power of cats

A record-breaking estimated festival audience of 60,000 meant author-signing queues up to two hours…

Record crowd for Auckland Writers Festival

More than 60,000 seats were filled at this year's Auckland Writers Festival, breaking crowd records, organisers say. The…

Memorable Writer's Fest moments

There were many moments when people audibly caught their breath at the Saturday sessions of the Auckland Writers Festival…

Brits charm at Writers Festival

Comedian and bestselling children’s author David Walliams recounted how the inspiration for one of his villains came from…

'Scottish elf' tells of appalling childhood

Self-described "Scottish elf trapped in middle-aged man's body" among highlights from the first week of Auckland Writers…

Ailing legal legend answers the call
Ailing legal legend answers the call

Veteran lawyer and human rights advocate isn't letting poor health stop his solo session today at the…

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