WWI: Journo fought war with words
WWI: Journo fought war with words

Rifleman Clifford Nightingale was more familiar with the pen than the sword when he sailed with hundreds of reinforcements…

Best-selling author offers NZ bookshops a cash lifeline
Best-selling author offers NZ bookshops a cash lifeline

One of the world's biggest selling authors is offering a cash lifeline to struggling New Zealand book stores to help get…

Challenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise
Challenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise

The film and book Going Clear did more than anything before to expose the secretive organization and detail some troubling…

Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing
Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain…

Books

Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition
Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition

Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's…

New McCullough book celebrates the Wright Brothers

David McCullough's latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the…

Oscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel dies

Michael Blake, the writer whose novel Dances With Wolves became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for…

Book review: 'North Korea Confidential' shows world slipping in

For a country that's been described as an intelligence black hole, North Korea sure has a lot of recent books that try to…

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…

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

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

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…

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 Hebdo.

Auckland Writers Festival for young readers
Auckland Writers Festival for young readers

As the mother of a 9-year-old boy, my reading habits have changed over the years. I'm as likely to be…

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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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