Book News

31 Oct 2014
Auckland writer Heidi North-Bailey has won the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s 20th Anniversary short story competition with a love story set in Shanghai.   North-Bailey’s...
30 Oct 2014
In the book industry we often discuss the importance of bookstores to the development of communities. Particularly since the advent of online book retailers, the brick-and-mortar store has become...
30 Oct 2014
Nicola Legat leaves Random House this week after over nine years as its Publishing Director. She looks back on a career with the company during which Random House was voted best local publisher a...
29 Oct 2014
The Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2015 is novelist and essayist Dr Tim Corballis (right).   Tim receives $50,000 and a writing room at...
23 Oct 2014
If bookselling was biology, we could call the relationship between stores and publishers symbiotic – ‘the interaction between two different organisms living in close physical...
23 Oct 2014
New Zealand’s current best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed in June 2015, as LIANZA (The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) turns a...
22 Oct 2014
New Zealand’s creativity and thinking will be on show when Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand - launches its latest theme, ‘Creative and Intellectual Life’. Today's...
20 Oct 2014
Creative New Zealand has announced the winners of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.   They are Jock Phillips, Jack Lasenby and Ian Wedde. ...
17 Oct 2014
The Alternative Bindings express Short Story Competition encourages us to keep telling our unique stories the best  way we can.   The competition welcomes both emerging...