Book News

12 Jun 2017
The New Zealand book industry is in mourning for the loss of children book’s champion, John McIntyre, owner with wife Ruth of the Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie. John died on...
9 Jun 2017
Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project.   This annual Fellowship is...
6 Jun 2017
‘Characters burst off the pages, delighting us at every turn,’ say the judges of this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. They have selected 35...
1 Jun 2017
Tanya Gribben from The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland and Cassie Richards (right) from Unity Books in Wellington are heading to rock’n’roll capital Memphis, Tennessee. They...
1 Jun 2017
Looking at the Nielsen Bestsellers is a staple of pretty well every bookseller’s data diet. Each month, the Booksellers NZ website receives 1,600 views of the bestseller charts, for which we...
30 May 2017
The $100,000 Michael King Fellowship has been given to award-winning author and composer Dr Phillip Norman to create a history of New Zealand composers and their work from the start of European...
29 May 2017
Edinburgh is set to feast on New Zealand talent in the 70th anniversary of its world-famous festivals.   Whales, puppetry, breakups, gender equality, rape culture, Caribbean calypso,...
25 May 2017
Retail NZ has welcomed the tax adjustments proposed in today’s Budget, but says they should kick in earlier.   'The changes announced today will mean consumers will be...
24 May 2017
To mark the 20th anniversary of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (NPD), 20 leading Kiwi poets were asked to select one of their own poems, something they felt spoke to New Zealanders now....
22 May 2017
The programme, the Festival’s most ambitious yet, hosted over 200 novelists, playwrights, song writers, scientists, historians, children’s writers, illustrators, journalists and poets...