Books: Poignant and poetic
Books: Poignant and poetic

Rosaleen Madigan loves her four adult children but, it has to be said, she has a pretty funny way of showing it.

Bonding over bloodshed
Bonding over bloodshed

Award-winning Auckland writers Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury tell Craig Sisterson why they’re collaborating on a thriller…

Controversial baby paleo book released
Controversial baby paleo book released

The book was going to be published in hard copy by Pan Macmillan but was scrapped when health experts warned some of the…

US, Chinese authors protest major book fair
US, Chinese authors protest major book fair

Chinese and American authors gathered to protest a major US book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's…

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Book brings back Pussy Galore
Book brings back Pussy Galore

Anthony Horowitz's new James Bond continuation novel will mark the return of one of the franchise's…

Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel

Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this spring. And neither, apparently, have…

Bourdain named as editor for food and culture website

Anthony Bourdain has eaten his way through nearly every crevice of the globe, and now he's ready to taste a new frontier…

Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole

A woman whose book To Die For was inspired by the case of Pamela Smart, who plotted with her teenage lover to kill her…

US publishing world gathers for book conventions
US publishing world gathers for book conventions

Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America. Last year, a virtually…

Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers find a home

A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired…

Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing…

Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters

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

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…

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