Book News

8 May 2017
Mel Winder has been promoted to Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand effective immediately in recognition of her strong leadership, the development of Hachette’s business in New Zealand...
4 May 2017
by Marcus Greville   There is hardly a better battleground for analogue vs. digital than bookselling: the changes have been continuous and paradigm-changing in terms of the way that...
4 May 2017
Creative New Zealand today welcomed the appointment of Michael Moynahan as the new Chair of the Arts Council, replacing Dr Dick Grant whose term finished on 30 April.    The...
4 May 2017
Prolific writer and artist Gregory O’Brien will receive an honorary doctorate at a Victoria University of Wellington graduation ceremony in May.   Victoria University Chancellor...
4 May 2017
Adelaide writer Adam Cece has beaten nearly 300 entries to win the Tenth Annual Text Prize, valued at $10,000, for his hilariously crazy story, The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie...
2 May 2017
Congratulations to the finalists for the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2017.   Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from Wellington. Her debut self-titled collection Hera Lindsay Bird was published...
1 May 2017
Lower income taxes, greater controls on council rates, a review of GST and more national consistency on regulation are top of Retail NZ's wishlist for the election, in a policy statement...
28 Apr 2017
Four talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2017. This year NZSA has awarded four youth...
26 Apr 2017
Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, has announced the winner of the inaugural Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition.   Named in...
20 Apr 2017
This week, The Read investigates writing courses and writing qualifications in Aotearoa; what they do for the Kiwi book ecosystem and what the book industry thinks of them.   We spoke...