Being able to truly thrive from the inside out is the aim of Kiwi mum Sophie Steevens.
NZ's Young Writers Festival begins in Dunedin next week with workshops and events to inspire young writers. Rebecca Fox talks to poet and national slam champion Jordan Hamel.
Best-selling Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has stoked anger in the transgender community by including a cross-dressing serial killer in her latest novel.
It is with mixed feelings Adventure Books owner Bill Nye is moving on to a new chapter for his business.
War is a jigsaw and in recent times many of the pieces are being examined in detail, so much so that just a small element of a battle like Monte Cassino can justify an entire volume.
Lotta Dann’s third book is a timely and well-rounded look at women and alcohol from a NZ perspective.
Not all will agree with European historian Rutger Bregman’s assertion that it is radical to believe ‘‘most people, deep down, are pretty decent’’.
In Memory Stick, Anne Manchester navigates her life and its challenges with insight and empathy, writes Willie Campbell.
Natasha Pulley’s follow-up to her debut novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street takes us further into her steampunk fantasy world.
How To Argue With A Racist helps us understand we are all more closely related to one another than we think, writes Ted Fox.
With its focus on the legacy of trauma, invasion and massacre in two historical eras, Amnesia Road is a harrowing read.
Dunedin-born writer Kara Douglas examines the forgotten history of Wittenoom Gorge, home to one of the world's largest blue asbestos mines.
Talk of terraforming Mars when we cannot even terraform our own planet is beyond the wildest hallucination, writes reviewer Clive Trottman.
After the Vietnam War, the Communist government rigidly controlled a country wasted by years of war and took its revenge on those it regarded as class enemies.Nguyen Phan Que Mai’s novel covers these momentous years.
This novel is an essay in the cruelties of class and gender politics, but also about the complexities of love.
‘‘My father was a real, great figure, not just an SS man, running around shooting, killing people,’’ insists Otto von Waechter's son and stalwart apologist.
The secrets hidden in once grand houses of titled and privileged English folk are a fertile field for novelists.