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David Mitchell on his ghost story Slade House

Every novelist has a different relationship with his or her characters. David Mitchell's write him letters. "It's true,"…

2015 Man Booker Prize announced
2015 Man Booker Prize announced

Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent…

Top five favourite NZ novels named
Top five favourite NZ novels named

The votes have been tallied from a recent poll on nzherald.co.nz to find readers' favourite novel by a New Zealand author…

Michele Hewitson interview: C.K. Stead
Michele Hewitson interview: C.K. Stead

New Zealand's newest poet laureate says his latest accolade is 'very acceptable' but you suspect he'd rather talk about…

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NZ's new Poet Laureate announced
NZ's new Poet Laureate announced

Writer CK Stead has been named as New Zealand's new Poet Laureate for 2015 - 2017. On receiving news…

NZ Book Awards secures sponsorhip with property developer

The future of the country's premier book honours - the New Zealand Book Awards - is now secured, thanks to sponsorship from…

Alan Duff: Reality show between book's covers

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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…

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…

Books: Recent releases June 28

There is a real purity to Patricia Grace's fiction. She may be New Zealand literary royalty but her writing is not about…

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'
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,"…

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