Books: Elementary, my dear
Books: Elementary, my dear

Anthony Horowitz talks to Linda Herrick about shocking his readers with his new Sherlock, why he wrote with a fountain pen…

Why there's so much love for S.P.Q.R (+recipe)
Why there's so much love for S.P.Q.R (+recipe)

S.P.Q.R, hallmark of Auckland dining and Ponsonby road staple for over twenty years, publishes the cookbook S.P.Q.R with…

Alan Duff: Our future lies in our past
Alan Duff: Our future lies in our past

What compelled a 20-year-old Irish youth last month to murder his two younger brothers after finding out he was adopted?

Hairy Maclary project nears final leg
Hairy Maclary project nears final leg

The Hairy Maclary sculpture project planned for Tauranga's redeveloped waterfront is closing in on its fundraising target…

Books

Book lover: Victor Rodger
Book lover: Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger is a New Zealand actor, playwright and scriptwriter. His play, Sons, is being staged by…

Books: Foibles of advancing age explored

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury) At almost 75, Canadian author Margaret Atwood is experiencing what it is…

Al Brown: Biography of a restaurant

He used to be a fine dining chef in Wellington. Then he had an epiphany and moved to Auckland. Greg Dixon meets Al Brown…

Books: Bogged down in over-ploughed ground

And now, for his adoring fans, David Mitchell plays the hits. You want a rebellious, naive but clever British teen from…

Books: Troubles and tribulations
Books: Troubles and tribulations

Not so long ago, David Lodge and Colm Toibin published novels about Henry James in the same year. Toibin's…

Books: Through the glass, darkly

Like many authors, Hilary Mantel wonders what might have been. Looking out of the bedroom window of her Windsor flat in…

Books: Ian Wedde goes there and back again

Ian Wedde retraces his childhood steps from Blenheim to Pakistan, Bangladesh, England and Jordan, writes Rebecca Barry Hill…

Perseverance of a loving son pays off

Though Richard Flanagan has been a screenwriter, film director, historian, campaigning journalist and the ghostwriter for…

Special bound copy of Luminaries on show

Book lovers will have a chance to see Eleanor Catton's specially bound copy of The Luminaries as part of Auckland Libraries'…

'Sorry' for child porn remark
'Sorry' for child porn remark

Novelist John Grisham has apologised for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography…

Books Archives

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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Arts

Shows turn it on for the kids
Shows turn it on for the kids

It's kind of hard to explain the concept of Light Show , Auckland Art Gallery's new exhibition of light-based art, to a…

Sowing the seeds of blooming reality
Singing stars roll back the rock
The invisible man
Smells like holy spirit
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