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Forensic pathology - from the inside

Working Stiff is both a work of memoir and an accessible introduction to the basic principles of forensic science.

Catton to discuss backlash with foreign press

Catton to discuss backlash with foreign press

Author Eleanor Catton says she will discuss "inflammatory, vicious and patronising things that have been broadcast and published in New Zealand this week" in future interviews she does with foreign media.

Catton's father takes on Plunket

Catton's father takes on Plunket

The father of award-winning author Eleanor Catton has taken on a radio host who branded her an "ungrateful hua", backing her criticism of the National-led Government.

Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dies

Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.

Catton a 'traitor', says Plunket

Catton a 'traitor', says Plunket

RadioLive host Sean Plunket has labelled Eleanor Catton an "ungrateful hua" over her criticism of the National Government and the country's tall poppy syndrome.

Hunters and the Hunted

Hunters and the Hunted

Returning home after serving with the New Zealand army in Vietnam, Graeme Sturgeon fell comfortably into a new career making money out of ridding pests from the bush: firstly culling deer in the Ruahine Ranges, then some stints possuming, shooting and catching deer from a helicopter and, finally, getting behind the cyclic himself.

Bewitching and rich allegorical tale

Bewitching and rich allegorical tale

The phrase ''to lose yourself in a good book'' seems no more appropriate than when it is applied to Ben Okri's works of fiction.

Author's homage to bookshops around the world

Author's homage to bookshops around the world

Jen Campbell is the author of a Sunday Times bestseller (Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops) and works in an antiquarian bookshop in London.

Colourful story of the Pill well told

Colourful story of the Pill well told

The story of the birth of the oral contraceptive, which became known simply as ''the Pill'', features a cast of larger-than-life characters.

Readable, warts-and-all account of a genius

Readable, warts-and-all account of a genius

Author Boris Johnson, perhaps better known as the Mayor of London, once said: ''Some people play the piano, some do Sudoku, some watch television, some people go out to dinner parties. I write books.''