Book News

2 Mar 2015
On 18 February, 2015 the Frank Sargeson Trust announced Duncan Sarkies and Bob Glancy as the recipients of the 2015 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship.
2 Mar 2015
The six shortlisted writers and the titles of their short stories are:   Rebecca F John - 'The Glove Maker's Numbers'   Yiyun Li  - 'A Sheltered...
26 Feb 2015
Hands up all those booksellers who intended to check their Insurance cover after The Read’s feature on overcoming adversity in your business last week? For those of you who didn’t get...
24 Feb 2015
Once again, the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and the Arts will feature an all-star line up. Kate Grenville, Peter Carey, Steve Toltz, Alan Duff, Ruth Padel, Vincent O...
20 Feb 2015
  Congratulations to all the nominees! From SFFANZ (more details at the link):   Best Novel Dreamer’s Pool, Juliet Marillier – Pan MacMillan The...
19 Feb 2015
After Unity Books Wellington’s unfortunate flood earlier this month, booksellers will now be taking extra care when their insurance comes up for renewal in March. So put yourself in their...
19 Feb 2015
In the fall of 2013 the late Ted Geisel's widow Audrey and the author's longtime secretary and friend Claudia Prescott rediscovered an original unpublished manuscript and sketches -- along...
19 Feb 2015
One of New Zealand's leading contemporary novelists, Emily Perkins (right), has made her first foray into writing for theatre with a reimaging of Henrik Ibsen's timeless tale of personal...