Inside the mind of Lee Child
Inside the mind of Lee Child

Every September 1, Lee Child begins work on another of his massively popular Jack Reacher mysteries. this time, he had Andy…

Books: Embracing the hard stuff
Books: Embracing the hard stuff

"Tell you what", write the editors of this excellent collection, is a phrase that promises "a revelation, a shift, a new…

Books: Warning: horrors lie ahead
Books: Warning: horrors lie ahead

I can see it plainly now. Stephen King has been playing me. The old Stephen King, the real one. I'd forgotten about him…

Books: A love letter to New York
Books: A love letter to New York

Porochista Khakpour's new novel is a magical realist take on 9/11.

Books

A year of eating celebrity diets
A year of eating celebrity diets

From Dolly Parton's smelly cabbage soup to Liz Taylor's stinky dip, behind most stars is a mad, fad…

Books: Novel a winning debut

The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins (Doubleday) There is no one especially likeable in this chilling novel so if you…

Books: 'I hate men who waltz in and write about love'

Jodi Picoult has written 23 novels, eight of them No 1 bestsellers. Just don’t call her work ‘women’s fiction’, says Bryony…

Books: The truth is out there, somewhere

When a computer virus hacks into the Australian prison system in 2010, it also infects the American corporations that licensed…

Travel book review: Gallipoli
Travel book review:  Gallipoli

The quintessential guide book for the scene of New Zealand's most significant war effort covers everything…

New push to revive forgotten words

Word-lovers are being encouraged to ditch new coinages for long-lost words that may have fallen out of favour.

The new faces of Harry Potter

New images of Hagrid, Hermione, Ron and Draco Malfoy have been released ahead of October's release of the Harry Potter and…

A children's picture book author

Down a driveway in a modest house in Hamilton's university suburb is where the magic happens.

Books: Put the mobile in a drawer

Absorbing stories are an ideal way to unwind over summer.

Books: Food journeys
Books: Food journeys

Linda Herrick delves into four new cookbooks that transport the palate around the globe.

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

Winning artwork smashed
Winning artwork smashed

The winning sculpture at a New Zealand outdoor art exhibition is among a number of works vandalised in the opening weekend…

Photos: Zodiac signs as monsters
Chris Abrahams, Te Uru Waitakere
Photos: Sculpture on the Gulf
The Greeks knew it wasn't rude to be nude
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