Book News

1 Sep 2015
The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be judged by 12 eminent academics, writers, journalist, commentators, former publishers and booksellers from around New Zealand; a three-fold increase...
31 Aug 2015
During his lifetime, Alan Gilderdale was best known as the illustrator of the iconic children’s book The Little Yellow Digger. But over much of his career he was also quietly working away in...
31 Aug 2015
Strong research is crucial to convincing writing and the recipients of this year’s Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)/New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants are four...
28 Aug 2015
Wellington-based online news agency NewsRoom_Plus has chipped into National Poetry Day by recording a reading of two satirical and whimsical newspaper verses from the days of ‘Whim Wham...
28 Aug 2015
A Year 13 student at Auckland International College has won the National Schools Poetry Award for 2015, organised by Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern...
27 Aug 2015
Distribution – do you think of giant Australian distribution warehouses like Penguin Random House’s United Book Distributors? Or the other extreme, author and publisher Paul Little...
25 Aug 2015
To celebrate UNESCO International Literacy Day Literacy Aotearoa Wellington (LAW) is pleased to advise that we will be holding a giant game of Scrabble in the foyer of Wellington Railway Station...
21 Aug 2015
And the winner is: Time Out Bookstore, Mt Eden! This lovely city/village bookshop inspired a poem by Kate Rassie (see below), that wins her a full set of BWB Texts, on one of the special...
20 Aug 2015
Article by Rachel O’Neill   I write and read poetry, yet what is it exactly? The more I try to define it, the more its boundaries blur and morph. What does poetry, this living...