American writer George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
True to form, Salman Rushdie's latest offering keeps you guessing.
Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen’s behaviour on an extended visit killed his friendship with Dickens, writes Vanessa Thorpe.
A roundup on the latest collections of poetry by New Zealand writers.
The fourth novel by Nicole Krauss, a highly acclaimed Jewish-American short-story writer and novelist and the recipient of many honours, Forest Dark has two distinct threads.
Stuart Kells writes about the wonders of the book world, so to call The Library "the Book of Kells" is a temptation this reviewer cannot resist.
Anne Salmond's Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds is an important book that bridges two different cultures.
My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent, is often brutal. It's also brilliant.
Immensely readable, Fiona Farrell's Decline & Fall on Savage Street speaks of lives and loss through the years.
In To Kill The President, author Sam Bourne offers a fictional leader who is strangely familiar.
With her latest book, What Am I Supposed to Eat?, Dr Libby wants to put people in touch with their nutritional needs. In this extract she discusses how to deal with sweet cravings.
In Sleeps Standing Moetu, Witi Ihimaera examines the Battle of Orakau.
Dean Parker's Johnson picks up where Mulgan's classic Kiwi novel, Man Alone, left off.
Ted Fox reviews the latest in thrillers.
The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde, is less about bees and more about familial bonds.
Intrepid author David L Mearns's The Shipwreck Hunter reveals he could do with exploring modesty.
Kingdom Cons is a surprisingly light novel for its dark topic.
In The Walworth Beauty, Michele Roberts evokes aspects of an older London.