Hulme quick to back Catton
Hulme quick to back Catton

New Zealand's original Booker Prize winner has defended her successor after Eleanor Catton was criticised for speaking out…

Dragon Tattoo sequel slated
Dragon Tattoo sequel slated

Publishers say That Which Does Not Kill, completed by David Lagercrantz after his fellow Swede’s death could rival global…

Books: Harbour culinary secrets
Books: Harbour culinary secrets

The Akaroa Cooking School By Lou and Ant Bentley (HarperCollins) Kiwi couple Lou and Ant Bentley did what so many people…

Acquitted uncle tells his story
Acquitted uncle tells his story

A man twice acquitted for the sexual violation and murder of his adopted niece says a new book tells the truth about how…


My life with Stephen Hawking
My life with Stephen Hawking

As the film of their life is released, Jane Hawking recalls how she fell in love with the legendary…

Inside the mind of Lee Child

Every September 1, Lee Child begins work on another of his massively popular Jack Reacher mysteries. this time, he had Andy…

Books: Embracing the hard stuff

"Tell you what", write the editors of this excellent collection, is a phrase that promises "a revelation, a shift, a new…

Books: Warning: horrors lie ahead

I can see it plainly now. Stephen King has been playing me. The old Stephen King, the real one. I'd forgotten about him…

Books: A love letter to New York
Books: A love letter to New York

Porochista Khakpour's new novel is a magical realist take on 9/11.

A year of eating celebrity diets

From Dolly Parton's smelly cabbage soup to Liz Taylor's stinky dip, behind most stars is a mad, fad diet. Writer Rebecca…

Books: Novel a winning debut

The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins (Doubleday) There is no one especially likeable in this chilling novel so if you…

Books: 'I hate men who waltz in and write about love'

Jodi Picoult has written 23 novels, eight of them No 1 bestsellers. Just don’t call her work ‘women’s fiction’, says Bryony…

Books: The truth is out there, somewhere

When a computer virus hacks into the Australian prison system in 2010, it also infects the American corporations that licensed…

Travel book review: Gallipoli
Travel book review:  Gallipoli

The quintessential guide book for the scene of New Zealand's most significant war effort covers everything…

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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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Art deco building to be a facade
Art deco building to be a facade

The historic former headquarters of lingerie company Berlei, standing in the way of the $500 million-plus SkyCity International…

Winning artwork smashed
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