Book News

7 May 2015
Kiwi booksellers will have noted bestselling author James Patterson’s initiatives in giving grants to US and UK bookshops with children and young adult sections, to support their bookselling...
7 May 2015
The award of Poet Laureate celebrates outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry. For a two-year period, the Laureate is supported by the National Library of New Zealand, through the...
5 May 2015
  James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, is giving bookstores in Australia and New Zealand up to $5000 each to spend on initiatives to get children reading...
4 May 2015
The New Zealand Book Council is enhancing its support of the country’s reading and writing culture with a new monthly podcast.  Talking Books will dissect both the latest releases...
3 May 2015
Freerange Press is proud to launch Harvest – its academic imprint dedicated to examining the social and political life of architecture and contemporary cities. It offers a new academic focus...
30 Apr 2015
A celebration of New Zealand bookshops is to be held on Saturday October 31st. No longer just an opportunity for trick or treating, this Halloween is also a chance to highlight the unique role...
30 Apr 2015
It is with great regret we announce that New Zealand Book Month is not able to take place in 2015. Despite an extensive sponsor search the event has not been able to secure the necessary funding...
30 Apr 2015
Book Island director Greet Pauwelijn is celebrating her third year of publishing award-winning books for kids amidst the news that children’s books remain a growing market in an otherwise...
30 Apr 2015
The judges are delighted to announce the three finalists for the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2015.   The prize attracted almost 200 entries from across the spectrum of New Zealand poets...