Book News

31 May 2016
From seasoned poets to total newbies to the simply-a-bit-curious, participants in the 19th Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2016— on Friday, 26 August — have the opportunity to...
30 May 2016
University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Patrick Evans, who was instrumental in legitimising New Zealand literature, has officially retired following a significant career spanning over four...
26 May 2016
The similarities and differences between libraries and bookshops are as striking as they are informative. In the larger book ecosystem that exists in the NZ community, the relationship that exists...
24 May 2016
Heidi North-Bailey has been selected as the second New Zealand writer to join the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s International Writing Program. Heidi is an Auckland-based poet, short...
24 May 2016
NewSouth has been named Small Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards. The award was presented at a gala dinner event held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on May 19...
24 May 2016
Bonnier Publishing, part of Bonnier AB and the fourth largest publisher in the UK, announces the formation of Bonnier Publishing Australia, to include its current publishers based in Australia,...
23 May 2016
A literary feast awaits visitors to the Wairarapa following the announcement of the biennial Yarns in Barns Wairarapa Festival of Reading Programme.   Witty debate, music, food and...
20 May 2016
The Marlborough Book Festival Trust is pleased to partner with the New Zealand Book Council to bring Words on Wheels to Marlborough in the week preceding this year's festival. ...
19 May 2016
When Coming Rain was announced as the first winner of the $50,000 2016 Acorn Foundation Literary Award, as The Spinoff notes, you could cut the air with a knife. Australia-based, and little known...
19 May 2016
Papatoetoe resident Grace Taylor has been awarded the second annual Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant.   Taylor's winning proposal was for City of Undone Darlings, a poetry...