Book News

17 Apr 2014
New Zealand has a long history of science fiction publishing for a young country, with books receiving both national and international critical attention. Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman’s...
17 Apr 2014
The ‘first wave of events’ for the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts in London have been announced and tickets are now on sale. The four-day...
16 Apr 2014
An all-new literary event for New Zealand will be taking place at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds Held during the Auckland Armageddon expo over Labour Weekend, called the Armageddon Literary Fair...
16 Apr 2014
Friends of the Michael King Writers’ Centre will launch a new series of writer events this winter, featuring leading New Zealand writers in conversation. The first in the series will bring...
10 Apr 2014
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has been shortlisted for the £25,000 (A$44,630) Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries (Granta)....
10 Apr 2014
Success stories in self-publishing are much more rare than media hype would suggest; realistically an author must know their market and fill reader expectations. With the publishing industry...
8 Apr 2014
What special Kiwi gift can you give a small prince who is not even a year old? Specially inscribed Picture Books from the cream of New Zealand children’s authors — that’s what....
3 Apr 2014
Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand is happy to announce a new sponsorship arrangement with Walker Books Australia for the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a...
3 Apr 2014
Two New Zealand authors have been nominated for the Romance Writers of America (RWA) 2014 RITA Awards. The RITA Awards, which recognise excellence in romance novels and novellas, are divided...
2 Apr 2014
The Chairman of the new Arts Council of Creative New Zealand, Dr Richard Grant, welcomed the announcement of the Council’s members today by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage,...