David Mitchell: Short and tweet
David Mitchell: Short and tweet

The $100 million movie of Cloud Atlas bombed, but that didn’t halt the rising star of its author, David Mitchell, regarded…

Alone with a good read
Alone with a good read

Diving into a book is treasured time all to yourself, but first you have to find that brilliant book.

Graham Swift: A coastguard meets a comedian
Graham Swift: A coastguard meets a comedian

The many facets of England meet in the pages of Graham Swift’s new book, writes Stephen Jewell.

Book review: The Whitehall Mandarin
Book review: The Whitehall Mandarin

Consider how ripe the political pickings of the late 50s and early 60s are for anyone writing a spy thriller. There is…

Books

Bob Harvey's incredible life
Bob Harvey's incredible life

From mooning a ratepayer to meeting his birth parents at middle age, former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey…

This year's Booker Prize contenders announced

A novel funded directly by its readers has been nominated for the Man Booker prize - a first for the literary award in…

Our literary luminaries

Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton is among the finalists in the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards.

Fifty Shades' ex-lead: Quitting role 'heart-breaking'

The first trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie…

Amazon unveils 'all you can read' plan
Amazon unveils 'all you can read' plan

Amazon.com has announced that it is instituting a monthly subscription service that will allow as many…

The rise of teen novels

The Hunger Games, Divergent series and The Fault in Our Stars are bringing about a new trend in book sales, Whitcoulls says…

JK Rowling's crime future

Author JK Rowling has revealed plans to pen many more crime thrillers and create 'a series' that will run for longer than…

James Steen: Can toast be drunk?

In his New book, The Kitchen Magpie, James Steen presents a veritable host of household hints. Here are some of our favourite…

Martine Bailey: Taste of murder

Martine Bailey puts a dark twist on food in her ‘culinary gothic’ novel that features real, historic family recipes, writes…

Book review: No Book But The World
Book review: No Book But The World

Fred Robbins is an enigma, even to the person closest to him in the world, his sister Ava.

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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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