Book News

29 Jul 2016
After a successful first year, the New Zealand Young Writers Festival is back for its second round. From September 1-4 Dunedin, New Zealand’s UNESCO City of Literature, will host 15 free...
29 Jul 2016
The standout book at the 2016 PANZ Book Design Awards was James K. Baxter: Complete Prose. Shortlisted for Best Cover and Best Typography, it won the Upstart Press Award for Best Non-Illustrated...
29 Jul 2016
Controversially, the judges of the PANZ Book Design Awards 2016 decided not to nominate a shortlist for the Allen & Unwin Young Designer of the Year Award. Instead, Anna Egan-Reid (right) was...
28 Jul 2016
It’s Potter time once more! Have you embraced the hype, the excitement, the secrecy and drama? Or are you well over it, don’t see what the fuss is all about – it’s only a...
28 Jul 2016
A fading All Black, a teen runaway, a cop in witness protection, and a robotic private eye are among the memorable characters at the heart of novels named today as finalists for the 2016 Ngaio...
28 Jul 2016
The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today.   This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five...
27 Jul 2016
HarperCollins Publishers is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Hedley as its New Zealand Publisher, replacing Finlay Macdonald who departed recently for a role outside publishing.
27 Jul 2016
The shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize has been drawn from three continents, taking in New Zealand and even reaching Scotland’s most northerly tip....
27 Jul 2016
Walker Books Australia Awarded Slate Of Tie-in Titles To J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World By Insight Editions In Support Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where...
26 Jul 2016
We are excited to partner with the Marlborough Book Festival Trust to bring our Words on Wheels (WoW) writers’ tour to Marlborough this week.   WoW takes some of our finest...