People who hire DVDs from Dunedin Public Libraries are keen on detective stories, murder mysteries and ‘‘Scandi noir’’, figures show.
A fortnight after her husband left her for his personal trainer, Petra took up running. She told herself it was nothing to do with Carter or his parting words.
Summer finds her admiration of Fin’s ‘‘water magic’’ may be misplaced in the conclusion of Paper Butterflies by Kura Carpenter.
As the long school holidays draw to an end, Summer is left wondering if Fin even knows she exists in the first part of Paper Butterflies, by Kura Carpenter.
An altercation with a drunk couple at the Regent book sale could be the opportunity Merryn needs to deal with the Jackal in the conclusion of Invisible Ink by Lara M. Hewn.
The stage is set at the Regent Theatre for Merryn's performance - but will she go on? We find out in part one of Lara M. Hewn's short story Invisible Ink.
Here are the works from around the world that stood out for books editor Rob Kidd and the ODT’s army of reviewers.
The wish to help children overcome the fear of public speaking was the inspiration for a new children’s book by a Dunedin-based author and illustrator team.
Clive James, an expatriate Australian writer and broadcaster who wrote incisively and often hilariously about television, literature and current affairs, has died aged 80.
Growing your own food, cooking it and sharing with family and friends is what life is all about for chef Paul West.
Swamped by the high quality of entries for the 2018 Landfall Essay Competition, editor Emma Neale struggled to reduce a shortlist of 21 essays to just 10. That’s when Rachel Scott, co-publisher at...
James Robinson is taking a big step in opening his own home for the public to view his latest work honouring friend and colleague David Eggleton. Robinson tells Rebecca Fox about poetry and painting.
Philanthropist Christine Fernyhough’s new book celebrates a golden era in our history, the 1950s and 60s.
The influence of Punch magazine and Winnie the Pooh illustrator E. H. Shepard on a young mind resulted in the career of one of New Zealand's most decorated children's book artists.
Ian Cross, author of The God Boy and the first holder of the Burns Fellowship at Otago University, has died aged 93.
Oturehua writers and neighbours Brian Turner and Jillian Sullivan have notched up a double success in the New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards.
Prize-winning children's author Swapna Haddow has arrived in Dunedin in the nick of time, writes Karen Trebilcock.
Making reading fun for children of all ages is at the heart this month's Ignition Children's Book Festival.