Book lover: Victor Rodger
Book lover: Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger is a New Zealand actor, playwright and scriptwriter. His play, Sons, is being staged by Auckland Theatre Company…

Books: Foibles of advancing age explored
Books: Foibles of advancing age explored

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury) At almost 75, Canadian author Margaret Atwood is experiencing what it is…

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…

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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…

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…

Books: Ian Wedde goes there and back again

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

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
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…

'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

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

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
NZ restaurants make top global list

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

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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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