Amy Tan's memoir is a meticulous examination of her life and what it means to be a writer, writes Peter Stupples.
Dunedin writer Anne Moir's debut novel is a convincing portrayal of war and its repercussions, writes Jessie Neilson.
CK Stead's latest novel is certainly fun to dissect, writes Cushla McKinney.
Movie buffs will appreciate Brian Beresford's book about film-making, writes Mike Crowl.
Glyn Harper's new book is an exhaustive analysis of the trials and tribulations of the North African campaign, writes Clarke Isaacs.
Bruce Munro talks to author Stevan Eldred-Grigg about his quest to get Kiwis to ask tough questions about war.
New Zealand recently marked the 99th anniversary of Armistice Day. Jane Tolerton looks at a group of Otago women who toiled away behind the scenes during World War 1.
In First Person, Richard Flanagan takes the concept of a "post-truth'' world much further than simply the impact of fake news.
Hamish Wyatt reviews two new works of poetry.
Matt Haig's latest novel is a literary romp through time, writes Helen Speirs.
Jennifer Egan's new novel provides a fascinating picture of mid 20th century Manhattan.
London's Kew Gardens come to life in a delightful book by Tor Udall.
Excitement is high among some of Dunedin's youngest artists as they see their art work published in book form.
Marian Keyes' latest offering is an absorbing and entertaining read.
New Zealanders sang their hearts our during the war.
The Odyssey is a work that continues to speak strongly into people’s lives, says reviewer Mike Crowl.
Eka Kurniawan's latest work is a disappointing read, Jessie Neilson finds.
George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush didn't vote for fellow Republican Donald Trump last year, says the author of a new book on the 41st and 43rd US presidents.
It's one of the defining - and in hindsight humiliating - images of the 20th century: Neville Chamberlain stepping off the plane from Munich in September 1938 clutching a paper signed by Hitler and, later that day, declaring "peace for our time''.
Erica Wagner focuses on the father and son who built one of New York's most enduring monuments.