Lola Tannock reviews the latest fiction books for children and young adults.
Helen Speirs reviews the latest in international picture books for children.
Helen Speirs reviews some of the latest New Zealand picture books for young children.
Salvatore Striano's Set Me Free is an interesting and lively story of an individual who rediscovers his dignity.
Stories about World War 2's the Richie boys deserve to be known, says Jim Sullivan.
A moving account of how a friendship can go wrong.
A new book on Gaudi's masterwork the Sagrada Familia promised much, but disappoints.
What do you call a psychological thriller without the psychology or the thrills?
Two Dunedin poets have won the top two places in the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2017. Rebecca Fox asks them what inspired their work.
Michelle De Kretser’s wry wit is always close to the surface, writes Patricia Thwaites.
An affectionate portrait of a religious community in mid-20th Century Brooklyn.
Doug Anderson enjoys a charming delightful collection about our varied avian wildlife.
Kamila Shamsie brilliantly melds ancient Greek tragedy with a story of modern Muslim identity.
Ted Fox reviews three new crime and thriller works.
In his new book on the Otago peninsula, Jonathan West explores what people and place have made of each other from the arrival of the first Polynesian settlers to the end of the 19th century.
Like its wily protagonist Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium Series just keeps on keeping on.
Lee Child is one of the world's most successful writers, but lately it appeared as though he was just going through the motions.
Garry Disher's new thriller is a solid page-turner.
An impressive biography and collected poems of the late great Allen Curnow are a treat, writes Hamesh Wyatt.