Books: Rosie's back, with baby on board
Books: Rosie's back, with baby on board

Sequel continues the adventures of lovelorn Asperger's hero.

Book lover: Sami Shah
Book lover: Sami Shah

The book I love most is ... The Stand by Stephen King. It's what every zombie apocalypse book has tried to be since it…

Book review: Stone Mattress
Book review: Stone Mattress

Margaret Atwood is a feminist writer of science fiction who has distanced herself from feminism and science fiction. It's…

Book review: Reach
Book review: Reach

I sometimes think there's a distinct South Island literary style. Owen Marshall, Brian Turner, Fiona Farrell, Maurice Gee:…

Books

Stephen Jewell: A dangerously unstable king
Stephen Jewell: A dangerously unstable king

Society must not forget Henry VIII was a child abuser and wife killer, author Philippa Gregory tells…

Books: Of mums and murder

Liane Moriarty’s latest novel is a darkly comedic tale about a trivia night death, writes Shandelle Battersby.

'Teach kids resilience' - Kirwan

Sir John Kirwan's new push: “We teach them maths, English, science, but we don’t actually teach them resilience. I think…

'Depression made me a better parent'

His own experience has taught him the importance of simply being available for his kids and willing to listen.

Kirwan's new book: Exclusive extract
Kirwan's new book: Exclusive extract

An exclusive extract from Stand by Me by Sir John Kirwan, his guide for helping parents and teens around…

How to refresh a bungalow

They came out of California, featured window seats and shingled tiles, were clad in weatherboard and Auckland has thousands…

Motherhood myths laid bare

Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood (A&U) Equal parts troubling and witty, the four stories and prologue that make up Mothers…

Mantel's Thatcher assassination fantasy

Booker-prize-winning author admits she thought about killing the British PM when she found herself within shooting range…

Lena Dunham: Page girl

Lena Dunham reinvented the oversharing style on her hit show, Girls. What will her first book do? Meghan Daum meets TV’s…

Book review: England and Other Stories
Book review: England and Other Stories

Yes, as the title says, there is a story called England in this collection, but you might say England…

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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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Arts

Ghosts in the machine
Ghosts in the machine

Art has always responded to changing technology. In the Renaissance, the change from tempera to oil paint led to a greater…

John Pule's touchstones of storytelling
The patterns of the universe
Work of art includes mystery cab ride
photos World of WearableArt 2014
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