Book News

4 May 2016
Scholastic would like to thank New Zealand’s booksellers for their support and understanding after what has been a difficult start to the year. As many retailers are aware, since January our...
4 May 2016
The three finalists in the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2016 are now known.   Now in its third year, the prize attracted over 200 entries from New Zealanders across the country and living...
3 May 2016
Five manuscripts have been selected from 297 entries to make up the 2016 shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing.   In 2016 Text was thrilled...
28 Apr 2016
Along with the piles of shiny new books, one cornerstone of most bookshops is a good selection of greeting cards. While the retail price keeps rising for these precious pieces of pulped tree, this...
28 Apr 2016
WANAKA, New Zealand (24 April, 2016) – Aspiring Conversations continued to provide time for thinking on its final day with another series of engaging discussions that addressed issues as...
28 Apr 2016
Pub Date: 19th November 2016 | hardback | $44.99   Little, Brown Book Group announces today (27th April 2016) as part of the new publishing programme from J.K. Rowling’s...
28 Apr 2016
Award-winning novelist and playwright, Whiti Hereaka, has been named as this year’s guest judge for the Te Papa Tupu Writing Incubator.
26 Apr 2016
The building at 16 Waiteata Road on Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, which is home to the International Institute of Modern Letters, is to be named Bill Manhire House....
22 Apr 2016
New Plymouth author, reviewer, and arts critic David Hill will be Massey University's literary Artist-in-Residence for 2016. Hill takes up the town-gown position in late April, and...
21 Apr 2016
God-awful film edition book covers are one thing that almost certainly makes a bookseller grimace; and unfortunately that tends to be the norm when a book transmogrifies onto the silver screen....