Book News

23 Mar 2017
Courtney Smith spent part of her summer enjoying winter in Minneapolis, thanks to being one of our Kobo Booksellers NZ Scholars for 2016, alongside Rochelle from Paige's Book Gallery in...
23 Mar 2017
Veteran children’s novelist Des Hunt has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal.   The Margaret Mahy Medal has been given since 1991 for an...
17 Mar 2017
Following the overwhelming success of their 2016 Writers and Readers Festival in August, WORD Christchurch has teamed up with the Auckland Writers Festival to keep the momentum going by bringing...
16 Mar 2017
Nine New Zealand writers have been shortlisted from nearly 200 submissions for the annual Storylines awards for unpublished manuscripts: the Joy Cowley Award for a Picture Book Text and the Tom...
15 Mar 2017
The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international writers,...
15 Mar 2017
Caroline Dawnay at United Agents LLP is delighted to announce the sale of Eleanor Catton’s third novel, Birnam Wood.   New Zealand rights have been sold to Fergus Barrowman at...
14 Mar 2017
Better exposure for New Zealand authors is the vision behind changes being made this week to some of the format of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.   The...
14 Mar 2017
The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is delighted to announce the 33 outstanding New Zealand children’s and teens’ books selected for its Notable Books listings for 2017....
13 Mar 2017
The 2017 PANZ Book Design Awards are now open for entries, with a closing date of Friday 31 March 2017. This year entry to the main awards is to be made using our online form. Enter using the...