Book review: Fracture, Philipp Blom
Book review: Fracture, Philipp Blom

This time, it seemed as though the preachers who were prophesying the end of the world might just be right. In a drought…

Judge wants $US10m set aside in Fifty Shades case
Judge wants $US10m set aside in Fifty Shades case

A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $US10 million for a former…

Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum
Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch…

Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children
Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children

A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands…

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New book on dating blames statistics - not women
New book on dating blames statistics - not women

Think Freakonomics and Moneyball if you run across Date-Onomics , a by-the-numbers book on dating…

How Orson Welles and John Huston tried to make one more film

Few great movie directors end their careers on a high note. Alfred Hitchcock didn't. Howard Hawks didn't. Anyone who has…

John Grisham talks politics at Mississippi Book Festival

John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks…

Book celebrates bond with our pooch pals

We're a nation of dog-lovers - and a new book pays tribute to the canines who are our loyal companions.

Books: Recent releases August 23
Books: Recent releases August 23

Even razor-sharp detectives grow old and slow down.

Literature festival inspires kids

Embracing literature and inspiring kids across Auckland and Northland, the Storylines family days are coming to town.

Book review: James Cook's Lost World, Graeme Lay

In this final volume of Graeme Lay's fictional trilogy on the life of James Cook, we confront a very different man to the…

Book review: The Fish Ladder, Katharine Norbury

Fish ladders are structures that Britons began building in the 19th century when they started damming and blocking waterways…

Book review: The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock

There are too many Michael Moorcocks. I don't mean the books - although there are a bewildering number of those, there could…

You, too, can write a best-seller
You, too, can write a best-seller

Some of the world's top sports legends, actors and musicians, including Serena Williams and Dustin Hoffman…

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