10 ways to a liveable Auckland
10 ways to a liveable Auckland

Don’t panic, Auckland can be fixed. Greg Dixon talks to the author of a new book on New Zealand urban design about the 10…

Books: Knowing when to stop
Books: Knowing when to stop

"Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. In the end, it wins." Atul Gawande is a surgeon, a writer, a researcher…

Anzac Books Special
Anzac Books Special

Memoirs Of An Anzac by John Charles Barrie (Scribe $40) From the subtitle, "A first-hand account by an AIF officer in…

Toby Manhire: Behind the scenes at the museum
Toby Manhire: Behind the scenes at the museum

A couple of years ago, Chris Finlayson, then culture minister, tooted his bugle and heralded "a golden age for the arts…

Books

German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass dies
German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass dies

Guenter Grass was to Germany what William Faulkner was to the old American South: The bard, scourge…

Books: Slippery read on high seas

We Are Pirates By Daniel Handler (Bloomsbury) This is an odd, slippery sort of a read. I never knew quite where I was…

Books: From the Fringe into the fold

Stephen Jewell talks to reporter, critic and former stand-up comedian Natalie Haynes about her debut novel, set in Edinburgh…

Books: Murder most foul in Paris

The themes of murders in Paris, religious fundamentalism and a threat to multiculturalism might seem all too topical after…

'Stupid me': Author's online blunder
'Stupid me': Author's online blunder

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie says he was 'only fooling around' when he rated To Kill a…

Colouring books are gaining popularity among adults

The No. 1 and No. 2 best-selling books on Amazon right now are colouring books for adults.

Classics that fail public taste test

For younger readers, Sambo's story may need some introduction, writes Peter Calder. Published in 1899, it was the first…

How reading helped heal my anorexia

Lavish descriptions of food saved Laura Freeman from anorexia. But, even at Easter, she still denies herself one treat.

Triple taste tease (+recipes)
Triple taste tease (+recipes)

We are so happy to be able to share these recipes from our new cookbook For the Love Of … which is…

Books Archives

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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Arts

Classic CD: Brahms
Classic CD: Brahms

Brahms: Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano (Harmonia Mundi) Brahms: The Hungarian Connection (Deutsche Grammophon) …

Letters from the battlefield
T.J. McNamara: Favourites past and present
NZ Dance's stirring tribute to the Anzacs
Emily Perkins takes on A Doll's House
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