Books: Many voices tangle up the big picture
Books: Many voices tangle up the big picture

Brief? Irony, not misrepresentation. Anyone picking up the Jamaican writer Marlon James's third novel already knows it isn't…

Books: The river runs wild
Books: The river runs wild

Lucy Wood’s first novel is a magic realist ghost story set in Devon. Lucy Popescu went there to meet her.

The secret diary of ... Catton
The secret diary of ... Catton

Monday Interesting questions of gender and identity are raised at the Jaipur literary festival in India when I'm judged…

'Kiwis have been generous to author'
'Kiwis have been generous to author'

The Taxpayers’ Union says Kiwis have done more than enough to support under-fire author Eleanor Catton, who received upward…

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Paul Thomas: Shedding light on 'The Luminaries' stoush
Paul Thomas: Shedding light on 'The Luminaries' stoush

Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries shows she knows a thing or two about…

'Thorn Birds' author dies

Colleen McCullough, the internationally acclaimed Australian author, has died, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Iconic Wellington book store hit by flooding

A popular book store remains closed after it was flooded today and hundreds of books were damaged.

Hulme quick to back Catton

New Zealand's original Booker Prize winner has defended her successor after Eleanor Catton was criticised for speaking out…

Dragon Tattoo sequel slated
Dragon Tattoo sequel slated

Publishers say That Which Does Not Kill, completed by David Lagercrantz after his fellow Swede’s death…

Books: Harbour culinary secrets

The Akaroa Cooking School By Lou and Ant Bentley (HarperCollins) Kiwi couple Lou and Ant Bentley did what so many people…

Acquitted uncle tells his story

A man twice acquitted for the sexual violation and murder of his adopted niece says a new book tells the truth about how…

My life with Stephen Hawking

As the film of their life is released, Jane Hawking recalls how she fell in love with the legendary physicist against the…

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…

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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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