NZ authors slow to seduce locals
NZ authors slow to seduce locals

Kiwi readers have named international titles as their favourites over local works, to the dismay of a book buyer who says…

Books: Recent releases August 2
Books: Recent releases August 2

Go Set a Watchman By Harper Lee (William Heinemann) Until now, US author Harper Lee had published only one novel - the…

London: Where to get the best dumplings
London: Where to get the best dumplings

Food is a family business for an expat pair who headed to Britain to study and found they just couldn't stay away from the…

Jack the Ripper mystery 'solved'
Jack the Ripper mystery 'solved'

The author of a new book claims Jack the Ripper carried out his earlier murders as a cover for his true intention: getting…

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This man binge-read eight Donald Trump books
This man binge-read eight Donald Trump books

I spent this past week reading eight of his books hoping to develop a unified theory of the man, or…

Why Italian author Roberto Saviano lives in hiding

Roberto Saviano's exposé of the Mafia earned him an armed guard. Now he's taken on the cocaine trade. Ian Thomson meets…

Book review: Zero Zero Zero

Saviano made his name with Gomorrah, documenting the reach of the Neapolitan Camorra. It reaped awards, death threats and…

Book review: The Interior Circuit

In Say Her Name, Francisco Goldman wrote cleavingly of his new wife's death in a surfing accident. Four years on, he lauds…

The winning move we nearly abandoned
The winning move we nearly abandoned

In the final exclusive extract from his new autobiography, Jerome Kaino gives an insider's perspective…

Kaino: What saved him from the booze

In the second exclusive extract from his new autobiography, Jerome Kaino explains how he bounced back from his 2008 drink-driving…

New Zealand writer longlisted for Man Booker Prize

Just two years after The Luminaries won the prestigious literary award, another New Zealand writer has been longlisted.

Kaino: Hero from humble roots

In the first of three exclusive extracts from his new autobiography My Story, Jerome Kaino talks about his humble origins…

Red-letter day for kid writers

Eight young Kiwi authors will be bubbling with inspiration after meeting their sporting heroes and getting a story published…

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel on idols, fame and writing
Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel on idols, fame and writing

The End of The Tour is the story of two Davids meeting at a crossroads. One, acclaimed novelist David…

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