Book News

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...
3 Feb 2017
The writers’ competition for the Pikihuia Awards 2017 was launched on Wednesday, 1 February 2017.   The Pikihuia Awards and competition are held every two years to promote Māori...
2 Feb 2017
Students from three South Auckland schools will attend the Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme and receive one-on-one mentoring, gratis, in an initiative aimed at fostering Māori and...
26 Jan 2017
by Elizabeth Heritage   The eggnog has been drunk, decorations put away, and the hangovers have hopefully cleared. A month after Christmas, The Read catches up with booksellers around...
26 Jan 2017
Thirty-five years ago a small group of new parents decided to pool resources in order to open a children’s store, a store that would stock quality books and toys essential to children’...
26 Jan 2017
Kids, parents, grandparents, people who have been children: everybody loves children’s books. Sarah Forster and Jane Arthur, editors of The Sapling always knew this, but they are still blown...
24 Jan 2017
It’s official. Deborah Challinor is the number one bestselling New Zealand novelist for 2016. Nielsen Book Scan figures for overall sales during the last calendar year put her at the top of...