Book News

24 Jul 2014
Here’s a shout out to those intrepid Cantabrians – brave, resilient people who saw their recent writers festivals crumble in earthquakes one and two. Now they have dusted themselves...
24 Jul 2014
Man Booker prize-winning The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta), and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (Faber & Faber), which won this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize...
21 Jul 2014
Quintessential Kiwi Character Shines Through   The quintessential New Zealand character comes to the fore in the finalists for the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014, announced today....
17 Jul 2014
Jackie Dennis has had a long and varied career in the creative arts, first as a music publisher representing songwriters and then as  a film and television producer. And prior to taking...
17 Jul 2014
Maybe it was the maneki-neko that did it? The Maneki-neko or Good Luck cat waves its golden paw from the centre of this award-winning display at Paper Plus South City.   
17 Jul 2014
The longlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced, and sees The Luminaries counted in their number.    The longlisted titles...
15 Jul 2014
Rugged New Zealand country and character is the over-riding theme in the three winning books for the New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book section in the New Zealand Post Book Awards...
15 Jul 2014
Pacific poet, writer and musician Daren Kamali (left) will undertake a three-month writer’s residency at the University of Iowa from August to November 2014.   Offered in...
11 Jul 2014
Dr Angela Wanhalla’s Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand (Auckland University Press) has won the 2014 Ernest Scott Prize for history.   The...