Al Brown: Biography of a restaurant
Al Brown: Biography of a restaurant

He used to be a fine dining chef in Wellington. Then he had an epiphany and moved to Auckland. Greg Dixon meets Al Brown…

Books: Bogged down in over-ploughed ground
Books: Bogged down in over-ploughed ground

And now, for his adoring fans, David Mitchell plays the hits. You want a rebellious, naive but clever British teen from…

Books: Troubles and tribulations
Books: Troubles and tribulations

Not so long ago, David Lodge and Colm Toibin published novels about Henry James in the same year. Toibin's garnered all…

Books: Through the glass, darkly
Books: Through the glass, darkly

Like many authors, Hilary Mantel wonders what might have been. Looking out of the bedroom window of her Windsor flat in…

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Books: Ian Wedde goes there and back again
Books: Ian Wedde goes there and back again

Ian Wedde retraces his childhood steps from Blenheim to Pakistan, Bangladesh, England and Jordan, writes…

Perseverance of a loving son pays off

Though Richard Flanagan has been a screenwriter, film director, historian, campaigning journalist and the ghostwriter for…

Special bound copy of Luminaries on show

Book lovers will have a chance to see Eleanor Catton's specially bound copy of The Luminaries as part of Auckland Libraries'…

'Sorry' for child porn remark

Novelist John Grisham has apologised for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offenses…

Booker Prize winner never even wanted to write the novel
Booker Prize winner never even wanted to write the novel

Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for a tale inspired by his father's experiences in a Japanese…

Author: Viewing child porn isn't wrong

Top author John Grisham has argued that not all men who watch "child porn" are paedophiles or should go to jail.

Aussie wins Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan was tonight awarded the Man Booker Prize for a Second World War novel about the Burma Death Railway.

NZ restaurants make top global list

The massive foodie tome, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die, has just been released. Among the featured…

Poirot reinvented convincingly

The Monogram Murders By Sophie Hannah (Harper Collins) The trend for re-packaging the classics continues with this new…

Andrew Alderson: Kiss and tell book shows dark side of competition
Andrew Alderson: Kiss and tell book shows dark side of competition

If ever there was a neon-lit example of cricket implosion, the Kevin Pietersen autobiography debacle…

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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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