Book News

17 Feb 2017
I and the Board of the New Zealand Book Council are very sorry that Catriona Ferguson has decided to leave the Book Council after four and a half years as CEO.   Catriona has done an...
15 Feb 2017
The Council of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) today announced the appointment of Catriona Ferguson to the role of Association Director. Catriona is currently the...
14 Feb 2017
Writers working in the Mind Body Spirit genre have until 31 March to enter the 2017 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards.    The awards, which are now in their 14th year,...
13 Feb 2017
Anika Moa supports initiative to get books into homes and schools Singer-songwriter, author and media personality Anika Moa is leading the chorus in a promotion that will see at least 20,000...
10 Feb 2017
Next month Scorpio Books will be closing the doors of its Riccarton store, and combining with the store in the city. Riccarton has been a wonderful home for Scorpio Books after the...
9 Feb 2017
Children’s book publishing is where the action is right now. We’ve seen Virago open out its Virago Kids imprint, Lonely Planet’s Kids imprint grow and grow, and on the local...
9 Feb 2017
Tiny Time Out Bookstore in Auckland was on 8 February 2017 announced a finalist in the London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Awards.    Winner of the New Zealand  ...
7 Feb 2017
The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize is New Zealand’s most valuable poetry prize and aims to recognise and financially support new work from an emerging or established New Zealand poet through a $10...
6 Feb 2017
Acclaimed poet and scholar, Selina Tusitala-Marsh, has been made Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors' annual Waitangi Day Honours. "As the country's...
3 Feb 2017
Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills...