Book review: The Simplest Words, Alex Miller
Book review: The Simplest Words, Alex Miller

I met Alex Miller's novels a couple of years back and was grabbed by the Australian author's big arcs across time and place…

Kids flock to summer reading dare
Kids flock to summer reading dare

A summer reading programme run by Auckland Libraries has helped more than 12,000 children keep on top of their reading over…

Bringing the story into frame
Bringing the story into frame

Corrugated iron sheds and modest farmhouses on lonely rural roads; rolling hills and stands of cabbage trees and punga;…

The six best motivational reads for 2016
The six best motivational reads for 2016

I came late to self-help books. While backpacking in my early 20s (the 90s, since you ask), when people told me I "had"…

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Drawing on the magic of Harry Potter
Drawing on the magic of Harry Potter

I'm just borrowing Leonard," says Jim Kay as he carries a skeleton from the dining room into his studio…

Book review: The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes

In the late 70s, a group of young writers assembled for boozy Friday lunches at Bursa, a Turkish-Cypriot kebab house on…

Wishart's book a big seller online

Despite being pulled from the shelves in NZ, Ian Wishart's controversial new book on the Marlborough Sounds murders has…

Short guide to not giving a flying $@#%!

Kim Knight discovers how to successfully swear your way to self-fulfilment.

David Fisher: Sounds murder book paints new view of Scott Watson
David Fisher: Sounds murder book paints new view of Scott Watson

If you've ever read a book about the murders of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart, you'll need to read Elementary…

'Watson definitely the killer, but cops contorted evidence'

EXPLOSIVE NEW CLAIMS: Book says Scott Watson is the person who killed Olivia Hope and Ben Smart.

Children's mystery The Lie Tree wins UK's Costa book prize

The Lie Tree , a Victorian mystery for young readers, has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize - a rare triumph for…

Crime round up

Greg Fleming reviews the latest batch of crime fiction

The enduring influence of JD Salinger

Today on the anniversary of his death, Emma Michelle and Anne Maxwell reflect on how JD Salinger's writing first influenced…

Previously unpublished Beatrix Potter story discovered
Previously unpublished Beatrix Potter story discovered

Peter Rabbit is back, in a previously unpublished story by children's author Beatrix Potter. The Tale…

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