The Bank of England unveiled its first plastic 10 pound note, which features 19th century British novelist Jane Austen and will be available to the public from September.
When author Nell Stevens travels to a remote corner of the Falkland Islands to write a novel, she struggles for inspiration. Bleaker House is the result.
Black Marks on the White Page (various authors) features contributions from Maori and Pacific writers stretching from Witi Ihimaera to Victor Rodger.
In Polly Plum: a firm and earnest woman's advocate, Jenny Coleman documents the life of a New Zealand feminist pioneer.
The late columnist AA Gill's tongue-in-cheek advice column lives again in Uncle Dysfunctional.
Abdulrazak Gurnah's Gravel Heart is a complex but rewarding read.
Helen Speirs reviews a selection of the latest books for children.
Meg Howrey's The Wanderers unmasks a wonderful bunch of characters.
Hamesh Wyatt reviews some latest works of poetry.
The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has settled an $80 million ($NZ110m) lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the licensing of online games, slot machines and other gambling-related merchandise based on the author's books.
Apirana Taylor's novel Five Strings is a direct and often confronting window on disadvantaged people in our society.
A. S. King depicts a protagonist bumping into other versions of herself from the past and future.
Ted Fox reviews recent thrillers.
A brilliant psychological thriller, Delphine de Vigan's Based on a True Story explores the limits of reality and fiction and reads like a cross between All About Eve and Gone Girl.
The last of Simon Sebag Montefiore's Moscow Trilogy relates the helter-skelter fortunes of a Jewish Russian writer.
Michael Bond, the British creator of Paddington Bear, a marmalade sandwich-loving refugee from Peru who entertained generations of children with his exploits in London, has died aged 91.
Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.
Gender politics can provide rich pickings for novelists, but Fay Weldon's Death of a She Devil and Dawn O' Porter's The Cows are a little unsatisfying.
Impossible to put down, Gin Phillips' Fierce Kingdom is a fresh, multifaceted take on a survival story.
Behind Bars by Anna Leask drops the reader into the chilling reality of prison life.