Two of a kind
Two of a kind

British authors Nicci Gerrard and Sean French tell Stephen Jewell why their book collaboration works so well.

Book review: Where the Rekohu Bone Sings
Book review: Where the Rekohu Bone Sings

Tina Makereti's first novel has the same blend of mundane and mythic, homely and heraldic that distinguished her excellent…

Book review: No Regrets, Coyote
Book review: No Regrets, Coyote

I do not read a lot of noir crime fiction which, on the face of it, means I should not be writing this review — well, on…

Literature great dies
Literature great dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate who wrote 100 Years of Solitude, has died at home in Mexico City. He was 87.

Books

Gold and grime
Gold and grime

How to categorise Frog Music (Macmillan), the new novel by award-winning Irish-Canadian writer Emma…

Book review: The Bright Side of My Condition

The charming title of this book is a quotation from The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe.

Book review: Northanger Abbey

Val McDermid's Northanger Abbey is the second stage of The Austen Project, for which four writers have been invited to produce…

Book review: Incredible Luck by Don Brash

Don Brash's autobiography, Incredible Luck , is proof aplenty that when it comes to forging a successful career in politics…

Brash's Brethren meetings - no regrets
Brash's Brethren meetings - no regrets

Don Brash devotes all of three paragraphs to the Exclusive Brethren in his 330-page autobiography despite…

Travel book review: The World's Great Wonders

No continent is left out in this roll call that names sites as diverse as the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Large Hadron…

Who is illegally downloading?

Better-educated New Zealanders are more likely to pirate content online, a survey has found. The Horizon Research online…

New biography explores the genius of John Updike

During his lifetime, John Updike was acclaimed as one of the greatest writers of his generation, the poet laureate of middle-class…

Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests…

Book review: Present, correct and fun
Book review: Present, correct and fun

Few things please me more than discovering a wee gem by a writer I've never come across before. United…

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…

More Fiction Addiction

Arts

T.J. McNamara: Children in need of heroes
T.J. McNamara: Children in need of heroes

Some paintings suit the domestic setting. Others seem destined for public display. Frequently the art that suits a public…

photos Laurence Aberhart's Anzac photographs
How we remember them
Revising artistic focus
Janet McAllister: Colours speak louder than words
More Arts
Be part of the news. Send pics, video and tips to nzherald.

Send

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n6 at 20 Apr 2014 23:31:34 Processing Time: 18ms