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…

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 writing is not about…

Books: Recent releases June 21
Books: Recent releases June 21

Author exposes the emotion behind the glitter and the glamour.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Peter Bromhead: Of no literary value
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

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

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
Memorable Writer's Fest moments

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

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

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

Actor spins negative into positive

Alan Cumming says he has been surprised at a surge of support for his writing a personal memoir in which he detailed the…

Top 5 things to see at the Writers Festival
Top 5 things to see at the Writers Festival

There are some gems at the Auckland Writers Festival with tickets still available... Here are five sessions…

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