Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters
Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters

Six of the best in stories starring oddballs and good sorts.

Books: Powerful debut set in seedy Irish underworld
Books: Powerful debut set in seedy Irish underworld

Meet the first novel by a Galway writer who blogs about life on a council estate under a name so forceful I can’t repeat…

Books: Constellations of light in tale of tragedy
Books: Constellations of light in tale of tragedy

In her new novel we encounter Julian in a state of profound grief for his lover, Julia, and their daughter, Mira.

Books: Many strands weave intriguing yarn
Books: Many strands weave intriguing yarn

Felicito Yanaque is a self-made man. He lives in the city of Piura, and is the owner of a small transport company that he…

Books

'Horror and pity' for Gen Rent
'Horror and pity' for Gen Rent

"Horror and pity" have greeted one renting Auckland couple but they want to change attitudes to tenants…

F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home for sale

The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby is up for sale. A spokeswoman…

Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming

Another Clinton is becoming an author. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential…

Hungarian writer Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Acclaimed Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been awarded the 2015 Man Booker International Prize in a ceremony at…

Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017
Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017

Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-promised memoir. The legendary singer-actress-filmmaker…

Delivering clever advice wrapped in humor

In his compilation of articles from his Wall Street Journal column, "Ask Ariely," Dan Ariely wraps in a clever bow all…

Empire of Deception con man rivals Madoff, Ponzi

A new book, Empire of Deception , argues that Leo Koretz belongs with Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff in the con man hall…

Writers pay homage to power of cats

A record-breaking estimated festival audience of 60,000 meant author-signing queues up to two hours long. Janet McAllister…

Jenner's ex to write 'tell-all' book

Bruce Jenner's ex-wife Linda Thompson is reportedly planning to share her side of the story.

Books: Cheesy love affair with literature
Books: Cheesy love affair with literature

Parisian feel-good tale amuses despite its implausible plot.

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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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