The rise of teen novels
The rise of teen novels

The Hunger Games, Divergent series and The Fault in Our Stars are bringing about a new trend in book sales, Whitcoulls says…

JK Rowling's crime future
JK Rowling's crime future

Author JK Rowling has revealed plans to pen many more crime thrillers and create 'a series' that will run for longer than…

James Steen: Can toast be drunk?
James Steen: Can toast be drunk?

In his New book, The Kitchen Magpie, James Steen presents a veritable host of household hints. Here are some of our favourite…

Martine Bailey: Taste of murder
Martine Bailey: Taste of murder

Martine Bailey puts a dark twist on food in her ‘culinary gothic’ novel that features real, historic family recipes, writes…

Books

Book review: No Book But The World
Book review: No Book But The World

Fred Robbins is an enigma, even to the person closest to him in the world, his sister Ava.

Book review: Upstairs at the Party

Reconsidering moments that changed everything is an old chestnut in fiction, but Linda Grant manages it with verve in this…

Now it's Captain Afro-America

First Thor had a sex change. Now the new Captain America will be an African American, says Marvel in the comic book company's…

Amazon tests Netflix model for e-books

Amazon could be trying the Netflix model for e-books soon - touting unfettered access to more than 600,000 titles for a…

12 Questions: Sir Bob Jones
12 Questions: Sir Bob Jones

My friends would say 'perhaps you're misunderstood'. People say things about me that are simply not…

Reclusive author's scathing attack

"Rest assured, as long as I am alive any book purporting to be with my cooperation is a falsehood," Harper Lee says.

How Archie finally dies

Famous freckled-faced comic book icon Archie Andrews is about to die in a way that is 'everything you would expect of Archie'…

Real life ousts gloss

Emily Gould's compelling characters are portrayed with skill. True-to-life female characters are what it's all about right…

Eleanor Catton back in print

Man Booker prize winner Eleanor Catton is to publish her first work since landing one of the literary world's most coveted…

Tina Shaw: Ripples in a pond
Tina Shaw: Ripples in a pond

Tina Shaw talks to Rebecca Barry Hill about her connection to provincial New Zealand and why she is…

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Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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