Book News

23 Sep 2016
The Fishes of New Zealand has been awarded the 2016 Whitley Medal for outstanding publication in Australasian zoology by The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. The medal is regarded as...
22 Sep 2016
by Rachel O'Neill   The NZ Book Council's recent report on Reading Attitudes and Behaviours has its limits (more on that in a bit), however data that provides insight into...
22 Sep 2016
More famous for pasting posters on the nation’s walls than publishing zines, Phantom Billstickers is celebrating the 11th edition of its quarterly ‘street arts’ publication, The...
22 Sep 2016
Congratulations to Hannah Bulloch! Hannah is an emerging narrative nonfiction writer, with a background in Social Anthropology. She is currently finishing an MA in Creative Writing from the...
20 Sep 2016
Neville Peat, wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books, was presented with the new CLNZ Writer’s Award at the inaugural National Writers Forum, held in Auckland on 17 September....
19 Sep 2016
Waikato District Council is taking the lead with its new reading programme, Dogs in Libraries, where children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog in a relaxed, friendly...
15 Sep 2016
Digital culture is fundamentally changing the way we read, and this is affecting journalism as much as – or maybe even more than – it is affecting bookselling....
15 Sep 2016
The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) is increasingly concerned about writers being scammed with bogus publishing ‘deals’.
14 Sep 2016
Author Raewyn Peart has been announced the winner of the 2016 Holdaway Award for leadership in and around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.   The award was presented at the Hauraki Gulf...
13 Sep 2016
Kapiti Coast writer Tina Makereti is the recipient of the New Zealand Society of Authors Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2016.   The NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship of...