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.
Leading New Zealand authors will feature in public sessions around the national Wild Imaginings hui being hosted in Dunedin this month.
Central Otago is ''like being transported to heaven'' for Wellington couple Kate De Goldi and Bruce Foster, the latest artists-in-residence at Alexandra's Henderson House.
Dunedin writer Ron Palenski has been indefatigable in writing the history of the Evening Star newspaper, first published in Dunedin in 1862.
University of Otago 2019 Printers in Residence Dr John Holmes and Marion Wassenaar at the university's Otakou Printing Press.
This is the book that every Dunedin resident with the slightest interest in our natural world should own. Many already do.
John Hunter was New Zealand’s most feted female impersonator in the late 1940s and early ’50s, writes Chris Brickell in this extract from Queer Objects.
Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other have jointly won the Booker Prize in a surprise double award.
There were hits and misses among this years ‘‘Booker’s Dozen’’, not to mention a book with a 1000-page sentence. ODT fiction fanatics Rob Kidd, Jessie Neilson and Cushla McKinney scrutinise this year’s Booker Prize finalists.
In this extract from her new book about colonial-era businesswomen, Women Mean Business, Catherine Bishop recalls the lives of two women who found fleeting success in Dunedin: Charlotte Dawson and...
Scotland's "queen of crime'' Val McDermid may be on the other side of the world to her homeland, but Dunedin's street names and gothic look make her feel right at home.
Austrian Peter Handke has won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature and Poland's Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award being postponed.
Irish author Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy novels have won him widespread critical acclaim but it wasn’t until he wrote the gripping thriller The Chain that things really took off. McKinty is in town...