Book News

26 Oct 2016
The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Sellout is published by small independent publisher Oneworld, who had their first win in 2015 with Marlon...
24 Oct 2016
Reading to dogs? Dogs in bookshops? Scandinavian delights? Buy a book and feed an author?  All this, and much more, are all on offer on Saturday, 29 October for NZ Bookshop Day – Your...
21 Oct 2016
Acclaimed playwright Victor Rodger has been appointed the Victoria University of Wellington and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2017. Mr Rodger is the first writer of Pasifika descent...
20 Oct 2016
It’s October, which means that preparation for the Christmas rush is well underway. This week, The Read goes for a rummage through Santa’s sack, looking for those books that might be...
20 Oct 2016
Copyright Licensing New Zealand is delighted to announce the successful applicants in the third round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support...
20 Oct 2016
400 secondary schools in New Zealand, Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau will receive copies of the just published biography Te Oka – Pākehā Kaumātua …The life of Jock McEwen thanks...
13 Oct 2016
Kia ora Christchurch bookshops! The booksellers of Ōtautahi work in a challenging, ever-changing environment as our city rebuilds post-earthquakes. Over the last six years, they have demonstrated...
12 Oct 2016
The New Zealand Festival has appointed Mark Cubey as the New Zealand Festival Writers Week Manager.   The New Zealand Festival has appointed Mark Cubey as the New Zealand Festival...
12 Oct 2016
Former Otago University student, Stefanie Seddon (pictured below), has won the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize, an international writing competition open to writers worldwide. Stefanie, originally...
10 Oct 2016
The recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement for 2016 have been announced today. Writers Atholl Anderson, Marilyn Duckworth and David Eggleton will each be awarded...