Book News

27 Aug 2014
The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington this evening. Peter McLeavey...
27 Aug 2014
More than 100 writers, thinkers, commentators and performers from New Zealand and around the world will transform central Christchurch into a haven of lyrics, poetry and prose with the opening of...
22 Aug 2014
Veteran publisher and author, David St John Thomas, the founder and majority shareholder of David & Charles Publishers (now known as F&W Media International Limited), has died....
21 Aug 2014
Early in 2014, the idea was hatched at Bridget Williams Books (BWB) to hold a competition to celebrate our local bookshops.    So, we asked you – readers, writers,...
21 Aug 2014
- Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript and Book Awards -   Two New Zealand authors have been awarded top prizes at the distinguished Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust...
20 Aug 2014
We are delighted to announce that Sam Shosanya will be the new CEO of Paper Plus.   Sam comes to us with extensive retail experience in New Zealand and overseas including more than 15...
20 Aug 2014
National Poetry Day is being celebrated this year with poets in residence onboard some of Auckland and Wellington’s main bus routes this Friday.   In Wellington, leading local...
20 Aug 2014
Joy Cowley leads the pack of 15 amazing authors, illustrators and storytellers who will read, perform, and dress up with kids at the Storylines Free Family Day, in the Michael Fowler Centre on...
15 Aug 2014
The winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards were announced in Canberra today, marking the official launch of Children’s Book...
14 Aug 2014
Phones are ringing off the hook at bookshops around New Zealand today as readers scramble to get their hands on a copy of Dirty Politics, the new political exposē from controversial writer Nicky...