Books: Life's a messy business
Books: Life's a messy business

A debut novel has readers curious about how they’ll be remembered when they die.

Books: The age of candlelight
Books: The age of candlelight

Set in a near-future society that has been devastated by a pathogen spread by international flights, it's ironic that Emily…

Books: Documenting death by digital
Books: Documenting death by digital

Did you pay to read this? Of course you did. You must have done, because no newspaper would give away its content for free…

Books: A plot you couldn't make up
Books: A plot you couldn't make up

From all the hoo-ha over The Interview - a lowbrow farce lampooning Kim Jong-un, which led to the extraordinary cyber-attack…

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Peter Bromhead: Cosmic irony
Peter Bromhead: Cosmic irony

When a young lady approached me at a gallery opening and whispered in my ear, "I love reading your columns…

'Hipster spinsters' redefining single life

In a new book, American cultural critic Kate Bolick argues that spinsterhood is an enviable state. Laura Freeman reports…

Letters from abusive partners

After receiving the letter - a forlorn, earnest paragraph scrawled in print across a sheet of notepaper - Raquel decided…

New chapter for Kiwi heroes of Gallipoli

When Richard Stowers published his first book about the Gallipoli campaign in 2005 he knew he had more to say.

Old, stroppy and proud
Old, stroppy and proud

From paleo princesses to PowerPoint psychopaths, Kiwi women reveal what gets on their nerves.

Books: Prairie life and passion

A Place Called Winter By Patrick Gale (Tinder Press) Exquisitely written and achingly sad, British writer Patrick Gale's…

10 ways to a liveable Auckland

Don’t panic, Auckland can be fixed. Greg Dixon talks to the author of a new book on New Zealand urban design about the 10…

Books: Knowing when to stop

"Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. In the end, it wins." Atul Gawande is a surgeon, a writer, a researcher…

Books: 100th anniversary of Anzac

Memoirs Of An Anzac by John Charles Barrie (Scribe $40) From the subtitle, "A first-hand account by an AIF officer in…

Toby Manhire: Behind the scenes at the museum
Toby Manhire: Behind the scenes at the museum

A couple of years ago, Chris Finlayson, then culture minister, tooted his bugle and heralded "a golden…

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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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