South Island-bred and based Owen Marshall carefully and with quietly dignified humour outlines life in a provincial Otago town, writes Jessie Neilson.
Whatever It Takes is one of the great "little Kiwi battler'' stories told brilliantly, Jim Sullivan writes.
In her new book Keepers of History, Dunedin-based writer Renee Hollis preserves the stories of some of our oldest citizens. In this edited extract, she talks to Evelyn Hutchins (nee Bovett), who...
From academic research to the shenanigans of students, the official history of the University of Otago's first 150 years tells a broad-ranging, inclusive story.
Alison Clarke's book celebrating 150 years of the University of Otago is a satisfying, lively and first-rate read, writes Jim Sullivan.
The origin of Dunedin's Skid Row is lost in time, Sarah Gallagher and Ian Chapman write in the edited extract from Scarfie Flats of Dunedin.
Steven Johnson, the author of Everything Bad Is Good for You, talks to Andrew Anthony about his new book, and why decision-making is a creative process.
Celebrating the history of Taieri Mouth at the launch of a revised history of area are (from left) family historian Elizabeth Cowie, author Win Parkes and Taieri Mouth Amenities Society president...
An Invercargill man who "grew up on Westerns'' has had his first novel published in the United States.
Geoff Adams reviews The Unconventional Career of Dr Muriel Bell by Diana Brown. Published by Otago University Press.
A refugee held in a remote Pacific detention centre has won Australia's top literature prize with his debut book, which he wrote on his mobile phone and delivered one chapter at a time via WhatsApp.
The finalists for the national book awards have been announced and local literary talent made a strong showing.
A revised book covering nearly 200 years of history of the Taieri Mouth district is set to be launched on Waitangi Day.
The annual Robert Burns Poetry Competition stirs up memories and inspires writers from near and far. They share their winning words with Otago Daily Times readers.
Arno Marten, director of Packrafting NZ, tells of battling the mountainous seas of the Fiordland coastline in Annette Lees' new book Swim.