Book News

18 Dec 2014
There is no getting away from it, 2014 has seen the oft-quoted “resilience” of New Zealand’s book industry being severely tested. We have seen further contraction within the...
17 Dec 2014
New words: Mandy Hager, Waikato University's 2015 writer in residence, will be writing a new novel focussing on a 12th century love affair.   The doomed 12th century love affair...
16 Dec 2014
The NZ Society of Authors Mentor Programme 2015 is now open for applications and for the first time comic book writers and graphic novelists can also apply!   The programme seeks...
16 Dec 2014
The impact of Katherine Mansfield’s formative Wellington years is the focus for new research by historian and author Redmer Yska who is this year’s major recipient of a New Zealand...
16 Dec 2014
Winners in five categories of Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards were celebrated at a ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday 10th December.   More than 100...
11 Dec 2014
Q: What does it take to get a City of Literature designation? A: Get a keen team of four together, and work for as many years to prove you have the goods in a  20,000 word submission...
11 Dec 2014
A Victoria University of Wellington Masters student has won the annual David Carson-Parker Prize for his feature film script The Sun At Night, set in Wellington's youth and drug culture....
9 Dec 2014
After the Alan Duff Charitable Foundation, now known as Duffy Books in Homes, was formed in 1994 its first major supporter was global logistics business Mainfreight.   In addition to...
4 Dec 2014
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Facebook is the world’s premier social media site, even if the teenagers –horrified to see their parents in their news feed ...