Real inside scoop
Real inside scoop

Sometimes all you want from a novel is entertainment, a story to put a smile on your face, with an equal balance of light…

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant
Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of…

Two of a kind
Two of a kind

British authors Nicci Gerrard and Sean French tell Stephen Jewell why their book collaboration works so well.

Book review: Where the Rekohu Bone Sings
Book review: Where the Rekohu Bone Sings

Tina Makereti's first novel has the same blend of mundane and mythic, homely and heraldic that distinguished her excellent…

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Book review: No Regrets, Coyote
Book review: No Regrets, Coyote

I do not read a lot of noir crime fiction which, on the face of it, means I should not be writing this…

Literature great dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate who wrote 100 Years of Solitude, has died at home in Mexico City. He was 87.

Gold and grime

How to categorise Frog Music (Macmillan), the new novel by award-winning Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue? Is it literary…

Camilla Lackberg: Crime is on her side

Stephen Jewell talks to ‘Swedish Agatha Christie’ Camilla Lackberg about her close friendship with her characters, fact…

Book review: The Bright Side of My Condition
Book review: The Bright Side of My Condition

The charming title of this book is a quotation from The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe.

Book review: Northanger Abbey

Val McDermid's Northanger Abbey is the second stage of The Austen Project, for which four writers have been invited to produce…

Book review: Incredible Luck by Don Brash

Don Brash's autobiography, Incredible Luck , is proof aplenty that when it comes to forging a successful career in politics…

Brash's Brethren meetings - no regrets

Don Brash devotes all of three paragraphs to the Exclusive Brethren in his 330-page autobiography despite his dealings with…

Travel book review: The World's Great Wonders

No continent is left out in this roll call that names sites as diverse as the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Large Hadron…

Who is illegally downloading?
Who is illegally downloading?

Better-educated New Zealanders are more likely to pirate content online, a survey has found. The Horizon…

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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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