Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN gala
Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN gala

Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed to be table hosts at next week's PEN…

Books: Belief is part of renewal
Books: Belief is part of renewal

The Hiding Places By Catherine Robertson (Vintage) A fair amount of reader buy-in is required for Wellington writer Catherine…

Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85
Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story…

Sponsorship dries up for literary events
Sponsorship dries up for literary events

Organisers fear for the future of some of the country's literary events as the commercial sponsorship dollar gets smaller…

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Writers at war over Charlie Hebdo award
Writers at war over Charlie Hebdo award

A bitter row has erupted among top writers over the decision to award a top prize for freedom to Charlie…

Stephen King wins Edgar for best mystery novel

Stephen King isn't only a master of horror. He's also a man of mystery. King and Gillian Flynn were among the winners Wednesday…

'Bad for bookshops, bad for Auckland'

The owner of Auckland CBD’s last remaining independent book retailer is mourning Whitcoull’s down-sizing.

Your Views: Whitcoulls closing Queen St branch

Whitcoulls is leaving its iconic Queen St shop so that Farmers can return to Auckland's CBD. Here is the latest selection…

The new Fifty Shades trailer
The new Fifty Shades trailer

With the release date of the sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey confirmed, fans have been given a sneak…

The sex scandal earl who inspired Mr Darcy

‘Intense’ aristocrat who was married to Jane Austen’s friend is the real-life character behind Pride and Prejudice hero…

Twelve Questions: Nalini Singh

Kiwi author Nalini Singh has sold more than six million books in 20 languages, making the New York Times bestseller list…

Dr. Ben Carson book scheduled for October

Dr. Ben Carson, the conservative activist and possible 2016 US presidential contender, has a new book coming out this spring. Sentinel…

Illness memoir 'The Iceberg' wins Wellcome Book Prize

British artist and writer Marion Coutts won the medically themed Wellcome Trust Book Prize on Wednesday with The Iceberg…

No caper: Bruce Wayne dethroned for armor-wearing Batman
No caper: Bruce Wayne dethroned for armor-wearing Batman

Move over, Bruce Wayne: There's going to be a new Batman fighting crime in Gotham City for DC Comics…

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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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