Controversial calls from ref Wayne Barnes which saw two All Black Rugby World Cup campaigns end in tears have elicited plenty of foul-mouthed reactions from Kiwi rugby fans.
The Otago Daily Times’ fiction buffs have reviewed the work of the six finalists in the 57th Booker Prize - stories from India to Ireland, gritty dystopia to family epic - and found a wide...
Irish writer Paul Lynch has won the 2023 Booker Prize for his novel Prophet Song, the story of a family and a country on the brink of catastrophe.
Author Louise Maich spent more than two decades piecing together her uncle Frank Erceg’s story, a deer hunter of rare talent.
A controversial sex education book for teenagers that had to be pulled from shelves in Australia has been given an “unrestricted” rating by New Zealand’s chief censor.
Going against the tide of keeping grief private, former Dunedin writer Iona Winter is providing an outlet for people’s grief in a new almanac.
Otago’s own Gaelic bard, Angus Robertson, has been rescued from obscurity and his literary achievements are about to be recognised, Alison Thornton writes.
The contrast between Millers Flat, Central Otago - population 87, book stores 0 - with Nanjing, China - population 9.5 million, book stores legion - could hardly be more dramatic, but the village’s resident author is unfazed.
The Dunedin Public Library is taking a trip back in time, offering visitors the chance to soak up some of literature's most important steps of history.
Fantastic Mr Fox, Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter and more leapt straight off the page and into Strath Taieri School to celebrate the wonderful world of literature.
Award-winning film-maker Michael Bennett’s debut crime thriller Better The Blood has been translated into nine languages and is being made into a television series.
Molly Crighton, of the University of Otago Bioethics Centre, won the staff fiction section of the University of Otago Writer 2023 contest with her story 95 Million Years.
A hundred years after her death, a Dunedin literary festival will celebrate the legacy of a renowned New Zealand author.
Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him due to his writing, is to publish a memoir on his 2022 stabbing in New York.
A new book sheds light on the inner-life of playwright Robert Lord who left his small, red-brick cottage in the heart of North Dunedin to provide a temporary home for many writers.
Librarian Christine Powley celebrates the Southern Heritage Trust open day in one of the oldest buildings in Dunedin, the Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics’ Institute.
Comedian, broadcaster, actor and author Michael Palin's latest book follows the extraordinary life and tragic death of a WWI soldier fighting with the New Zealand Division.
It is not surprising that a daughter of award-winning poet Cilla McQueen and one of the country most significant artists, the late Ralph Hotere, has ended up writing...