Book News

28 Nov 2016
Recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards were named at a ceremony held at Auckland’s Massey University in Albany last night. For the second year running, teachers...
28 Nov 2016
Librarian Pam Jones, educationalist Trish Brooking, authors Rachael King and Ben Brown, and reviewer Sarah Forster have been appointed judges of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and...
23 Nov 2016
There is a craze that has been taking bestseller lists by storm since 2014. And no, I’m not talking about adult colouring books – though there are those among us who may look upon both...
22 Nov 2016
Walker Books Australia is excited to announce a new submission process open to all authors with unpublished manuscripts. Walker Wednesday will allow budding authors to submit their manuscripts to...
22 Nov 2016
Four writers selected for the residency programme at the Michael King Writers’ Centre next year will be bringing to life a variety of works including; literary fiction, a novella, non-...
22 Nov 2016
The 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist, announced today, celebrates an impressive range of books by both established and emerging authors.     Forty titles have...
21 Nov 2016
New Zealand children’s author, illustrator and educator Gavin Bishop, ONZM, will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater at the University of Canterbury’s Education, Health...
18 Nov 2016
NZSA is delighted to announce Laurence Fearnley as the recipient of the Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016   The NZ Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award of $3,000 is awarded to...
17 Nov 2016
by Elizabeth Heritage   Book reviews: how do their authors feel about them. and how do they use themAs part of The Read’s ongoing investigation into book reviewing in Aotearoa, we...
17 Nov 2016
All bookseller owners, staff and their families, in the wide areas affected by Sunday’s quakes and aftershocks, are safe. That’s the good news.   As of Thursday morning...