Book News

18 May 2017
by Mitch Marks - all photographs from the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards © Marcel Tromp    This year’s New Zealand Book Awards, the second under the Ockham...
18 May 2017
Retail NZ is warning customers that they’re better protected from scams if they shop locally and buy from reputable retailers. The warning follows printed flyers being delivered to homes in...
18 May 2017
Victoria University Press (VUP) had a clean sweep at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, winning all five categories it was shortlisted in including New Zealand’s richest writing award...
17 May 2017
Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. The...
16 May 2017
The latest online edition of Best New Zealand Poems is now available, bringing together twenty-five poems that are rich with place and vibrating with a fierce energy.   The anthology...
15 May 2017
The 17th Auckland Writers Festival opens tomorrow, in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees more than 40 international writers, historians, scientists, radicals and thinkers team with the...
15 May 2017
New Zealand non-fiction writers, including those who write for an education audience, are invited to apply for a grant of $25,000 from Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ).   The...
10 May 2017
Gecko Press, the pint-sized Wellington-based independent publisher of curiously good children’s books, is starting a new club with the aim that every child discovers the love of reading...
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...