Global eye on local fiction
Global eye on local fiction

For the first time, our 49-year-old book awards will get an international judge.

Auckland Writers Festival 2016: Reflections on Day 2
Auckland Writers Festival 2016: Reflections on Day 2

As Booker Prize winner Marlon James walked onto the Aotea Centre stage, resplendent in a purple, Prince-esque bandana, we…

Playwright's insight hits NZ nerves
Playwright's insight hits NZ nerves

It goes to show, as Hare says, the audience - the way it reacts and responds and its current concerns - shapes theatre.

'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…

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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…

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

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

Auckland Writers Festival: Suburban subjects

It might more commonly be called the City of Sails, but to sociologist and historian Scott Hamilton Auckland is "a city…

Auckland Writers Festival: Seeking Kiwi surprises
Auckland Writers Festival: Seeking Kiwi surprises

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

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

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

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 on a mission to be useful

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

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