Book News

12 Jan 2017
Two New Zealand booksellers, Courtney Smith of Unity Books Wellington, and Rochelle Handley of Paige’s Book Gallery in Whanganui, are heading to Minneapolis at the end of January to attend...
12 Jan 2017
The book fairies will soon be spreading the love for reading in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand. Books on the Bus movement aims to leave over 100 new and used books throughout the country...
6 Jan 2017
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22 Dec 2016
Bookshops opening, expanding, changing ownership: who would have thought this sort of positive activity in New Zealand’s book trade would be a feature of 2016 after some years of doom and...
22 Dec 2016
The relocatable performing arts venue known as the Pacific Crystal Palace was purchased in October by a group of five regional New Zealand festivals assisted by trust funding partners and...
14 Dec 2016
So how are you all doing out there? Got a back room/corridor/loo full of boxes? Starting to dread the courier arriving with more? Waking in the night to worry about that copy of Dear Zoo little...
12 Dec 2016
Perth-based writer Stephen Daisley is to be the 2017 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Daisley hit New Zealand headlines last year, when his second novel, Coming Rain, took out...
8 Dec 2016
The Indiebound Summer Reading Guide showcases 117 of the best books around this summer, as voted for inclusion by over 20 of New Zealand’s leading independent bookshops. Booksellers NZ...
8 Dec 2016
Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters’ (IIML) annual online literary journal returns this year with a new name—Turbine | Kapohau—and...
8 Dec 2016
In a strong year for new writing at Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), a risk-taking, wildly funny, ‘powerful and troubling’...