Book News

30 Aug 2016
The biennial WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival returned to the centre of Christchurch at the weekend (August 24-28), and increased attendance by at least 25 percent compared to...
30 Aug 2016
It was a hometown quinella on Saturday night as Paul Cleave and Ray Berard were announced as the winners of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival....
30 Aug 2016
The 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be judged by 12 eminent academics, writers, journalists, librarians, curators, commentators and booksellers from around New Zealand, it is announced...
30 Aug 2016
A North Shore student is the 2016 winner of the International Institute of Modern Letters’ National Schools Poetry Award, which coincides with National Poetry Day.  
21 Aug 2016
“Nothing, to be honest, in what you may loosely call my career, has been deliberate at all.” It’s hard to believe, but so says Scott Pack - ex-Head of Buying for the Waterstones...
19 Aug 2016
Literary works by a retired engineer and a yoga practitioner are the winners of the 2016 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards, described by judges’ convenor Adonia Wylie, as an...
18 Aug 2016
by Elizabeth Heritage    This week, The Read investigates the F word: feminism. What does it mean? Why does it keep popping up at our literary festivals? What is its place in our...
17 Aug 2016
Chris Casey’s twenty plus years in book industry sales and management roles ends this week as he leaves South Pacific for something completely different: “I’m taking on a new...
16 Aug 2016
Established and mid-career New Zealand writers are invited to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship 2016.   The Fellowship is one of New Zealand's longest-standing and...
16 Aug 2016
The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship has been secured in perpetuity following a campaign that raised just over $800,000.   For the past forty-six years, the Fellowship has...