Book extract: A walk on the wild side
Book extract: A walk on the wild side

A new book exploring New Zealand’s long history of bush walking is published this week. In this Exclusive extract, writers…

Books: Elegant, cool vision of Earth
Books: Elegant, cool vision of Earth

It is vital that you prevent anyone from telling you about William Gibson's new novel. Do not read the back cover. When…

Books: Elementary, my dear
Books: Elementary, my dear

Anthony Horowitz talks to Linda Herrick about shocking his readers with his new Sherlock, why he wrote with a fountain pen…

Why there's so much love for S.P.Q.R (+recipe)
Why there's so much love for S.P.Q.R (+recipe)

S.P.Q.R, hallmark of Auckland dining and Ponsonby road staple for over twenty years, publishes the cookbook S.P.Q.R with…

Books

Book review: View From The Road
Book review: View From The Road

This journey along State Highway 1 show that the nation's backbone is a place of life as well as an…

Alan Duff: Our future lies in our past

What compelled a 20-year-old Irish youth last month to murder his two younger brothers after finding out he was adopted?

Hairy Maclary project nears final leg

The Hairy Maclary sculpture project planned for Tauranga's redeveloped waterfront is closing in on its fundraising target…

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…

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

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

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

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
Books: Ian Wedde goes there and back again

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

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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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