Book News

10 Dec 2015
A coming of age music memoir about the 1970s and the outlaw heroes of the Wellington and New Zealand rock scene has been awarded the 2015 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing at Victoria...
9 Dec 2015
Penguin Random House UK today announced it is making its full catalogue of 23,500 ebooks available for libraries to lend.   From today, December 8th, 2015, libraries will be able to...
3 Dec 2015
Surviving Christmas in bookshops boils down to a few simple factors: books, customers, staff, booze, and gift-wrap. If one can find the magical alchemy of those five factors, seasonal balance is...
3 Dec 2015
It is with great pleasure that IBBY NZ can confirm that the following titles will be included in the 2016 IBBY Honour List of outstanding books honouring writers, illustrators and translators from...
27 Nov 2015
Fiona Mackie (pictured below), Kathy Aloniu and Melinda Szymanik have been appointed as judges of the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.    The judging...
26 Nov 2015
Managing risk is a tricky business. The Read investigates the different kinds of risk: from the financial and logistical, to the legal and reputational; the risks of doing and the risks of not...
25 Nov 2015
The Australian Government announced yesterday that it has accepted the Harper Competition Review recommendation that will effectively eliminate Parallel Importation Restrictions.   This...
25 Nov 2015
The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards inaugural longlist reveals a rich collection of works reflecting cultural and historical diversity and deeply rewarding poetry and prose from authors and...
25 Nov 2015
The Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative is managed by PANZ and provides internship opportunities each year for three new graduates of the Whitireia New Zealand...
23 Nov 2015
The Michael King Writers’ Studio trust is very happy to announce the appointment of Ka Meechan as the new Executive Director of the Writers’ Centre.   Ka has comprehensive...