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Books

What to expect at the LGBTIQ Literary Festival
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Jennifer Dann finds out what audiences can expect from New Zealand's first LGBTIQ Literary Festival…

How novelist baked her way out of depression

Best-selling author Marian Keyes tells Jennifer Dann why she hates the term chick-lit and how she baked herself out of depression…

Book review: The Simplest Words, Alex Miller

I met Alex Miller's novels a couple of years back and was grabbed by the Australian author's big arcs across time and place…

US playwright Lauren Gunderson enjoying a wave of interest

Lauren Gunderson is such a rare theatrical talent, you might be tempted to approach her very quietly, so as not to frighten…

Kids flock to summer reading dare
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A summer reading programme run by Auckland Libraries has helped more than 12,000 children keep on top…

Bringing the story into frame

Corrugated iron sheds and modest farmhouses on lonely rural roads; rolling hills and stands of cabbage trees and punga;…

The six best motivational reads for 2016

I came late to self-help books. While backpacking in my early 20s (the 90s, since you ask), when people told me I "had"…

Drawing on the magic of Harry Potter

I'm just borrowing Leonard," says Jim Kay as he carries a skeleton from the dining room into his studio. Kay's world, ostensibly…

Book review: The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes

In the late 70s, a group of young writers assembled for boozy Friday lunches at Bursa, a Turkish-Cypriot kebab house on…

Wishart's book a big seller online
Wishart's book a big seller online

Despite being pulled from the shelves in NZ, Ian Wishart's controversial new book on the Marlborough…

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