Book News

30 Mar 2017
An impressive line-up of international and Kiwi authors, including one of the world’s top crime writers Ian Rankin, writer and theatremaker Stella Duffy, multi-award-winning English novelist...
30 Mar 2017
Retail crime is a growing problem. It costs the country around $1 billion a year in losses, and with a greater risk of violence than ever, Retail NZ is calling on the Government to adopt a three-...
24 Mar 2017
Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2017 with fourteen chosen from a pool of sixty-four applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by...
23 Mar 2017
Courtney Smith spent part of her summer enjoying winter in Minneapolis, thanks to being one of our Kobo Booksellers NZ Scholars for 2016, alongside Rochelle from Paige's Book Gallery in...
23 Mar 2017
Wellington publisher Lift Education's CSIPrivate Eye has been named a finalist in the new product or service category of the prestigious EdTech Digest Awards Program 2017. ...
23 Mar 2017
Veteran children’s novelist Des Hunt has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal.   The Margaret Mahy Medal has been given since 1991 for an...
17 Mar 2017
Following the overwhelming success of their 2016 Writers and Readers Festival in August, WORD Christchurch has teamed up with the Auckland Writers Festival to keep the momentum going by bringing...
16 Mar 2017
Nine New Zealand writers have been shortlisted from nearly 200 submissions for the annual Storylines awards for unpublished manuscripts: the Joy Cowley Award for a Picture Book Text and the Tom...
15 Mar 2017
The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international writers,...
15 Mar 2017
Caroline Dawnay at United Agents LLP is delighted to announce the sale of Eleanor Catton’s third novel, Birnam Wood.   New Zealand rights have been sold to Fergus Barrowman at...