Books: Secrets behind ordinary
Books: Secrets behind ordinary

Untangling the dramas of a seemingly normal family makes for an authentic read.

Where the Gruffalo roam
Where the Gruffalo roam

Julia Donaldson’s most famous book, The Gruffalo, has won the hearts of children around the world. During a fleeting visit…

Books: Life after death
Books: Life after death

To begin a novel with a character who is dead from the very first page is a risk.

Books: Riddle me this
Books: Riddle me this

Locked room mysteries, claims Otto the Editor, are "the ultimate manifestation of the cerebral detective story". These 68…

Books

Books: When life is on repeat
Books: When life is on repeat

Roddy Doyle’s new novel, aimed at people with poor literacy, is inspired by a death in his own family…

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie dies

Celia Lashlie, the Kiwi author whose work on the raising of teenage boys earned her respect around the world, has died this…

Advocate for social justice: I'm dying

Acclaimed social researcher and author Celia Lashlie has cancelled all speaking engagements to stay home with her family…

Author diagnosed with terminal cancer
Author diagnosed with terminal cancer

Celia Lashlie, the Kiwi author whose work on the raising of teenage boys earned her respect around the…

Books: On the trail of a melody

Kiwi author’s first novel explores fantasy and memories set to a compelling tune.

Confessions of an erotic writer

Award-winning Auckland playwright Elisabeth Easther was once an erotic fiction writer. As Fifty Shades of Grey hits our…

Books: The love of Link

I would rather read Kelly Link than breathe. Writing about her is another thing again. I do not know why her new book is…

Books: Rich storytelling has ending that satisfies

New Zealand-born Peter Walker has been living in Britain for nearly 30 years now. He's made a considerable reputation as…

Books: For whom the bell tolls
Books: For whom the bell tolls

Debut novel combines writer’s love of music with her love of words, writes Rebecca Barry Hill.

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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

Gallipoli artwork expected to fetch $200k
Gallipoli artwork expected to fetch $200k

A work of art showing the courage and suffering of the first Anzacs is expected to reach $200,000 at auction next month. Simpson…

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Jewels on the horizon
Collection a gift to us all
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