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…

Why this author lives in hiding
Why this author 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
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
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…

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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
Red-letter day for kid writers

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

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 Foster Wallace…

True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he…

Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman isn't the only book out this summer that reveals another look at beloved characters. Released…

Pupils are the stars in new digital book

Children from a Māori immersion class in Pukekohe are the stars of a new digital book released by Auckland Transport…

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired…

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The hottest Disney Prince?
The hottest Disney Prince?

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