Harry Holland's 1920s biographical writing about Robert Burns has been published for the first time.
An account of the brave women who hid Jewish children in wartime Paris is thought-provoking and disturbing, writes Jeanette Trotman.
Michael Collins' fans will find much to enjoy in his latest novel, writes Willie Campbell.
This melancholic and beautiful science-fiction story is an example of the power of good writing, Cushla McKinney writes.
This experimental book by New Zealand poet, playwright and author Courtney Sina Meredith pushes the envelopes, writes Victor Billot.
The cult of cricket is fine fodder for this witty tale by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Aravind Adiga, writes Mike Crowl.
A poet whose work explores the casual racism in the United States toward African-Americans is among the 23 winners of $625,000 "genius grants," the US organization awarding them said.
Mosgiel-born Wayne Martin examines the horrendous deeds of the Burgess Gang in his book published to mark the 150th anniversary of the crimes.
A memoir by an intensive care specialist is notable for its honesty and willingness to talk about the things that matter, writes Elspeth McLean.
A fictionalised story about James Joyce's daughter is gripping, well-written and fascinating, writes Margaret Bannister.
Hamesh Wyatt reviews the latest New Zealand poetry collections.
Justin Cronin’s readers can’t easily put him down, writes Dionne Christian.
Laura Hewson reviews the latest books for young readers.
Helen Speirs reviews the latest New Zealand picture books for children.
Emma Neale writes convincingly about loss and the complexities of grief.
Ian McEwan's latest work is a clever and twisting tale.
Willie Campbell enjoys a magical novel.
Victor Billot finds Yuval Noah Harari's latest work, Homo Deus, a provoking and challenging read.
Keith Stuart writes about the challenges of autism.
The lifestyles of the rich and renowned and their army of servants are chronicled by a master of the genre.