Is Maurice Shadbolt one of NZ's top three writers or a flawed author and unlikable philander? His biographer Philip Temple invites us to go on that fascinating exploration with him, writes Bruce Munro.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used by firms worldwide to test their employees. In her new book, Merve Emre looks at the system's curious origins, Tim Lewis, of The Observer, reports.
Otago Corrections Facility prisoners have spent the last six weeks flexing their creative muscles. Now we need your help to crown a people's choice winner.
Wonky Donkey is coming to life on the stage, and its viral resurgence has turned the life of Queenstown author Craig Smith upside down.
In recent years, tasks previously carried out by government have been handed over to the market. Has it worked? In a new book, Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale...
Darryl Baser reviews Experiencing Progressive Rock by Robert Burns. Published by Rowman and Littlefield.
A Dunedin author has carried on his father’s crime-writing legacy by winning an international award named after him.
Some big names from the silver screen have been revealed for the BBC adaptation of Eleanor Catton's award-winning novel The Luminaries, set largely in goldrush Hokitika.
Dunedin-born surgeon Archibald McIndoe's pioneering work in plastic surgery retains its importance today, English writer and academic Emily Mayhew tells Mike Houlahan.
Coincidences will cause the next monster influenza epidemic, for which we are woefully unprepared, former Otago researcher Prof Robert Webster tells Bruce Munro.
Best-selling thriller writer Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, will visit Dunedin later this year.
This year's the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the prestigious Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. Former Burns fellows remember their time.
Phillip Somerville reviews To The Mountains: A Collection of New Zealand Alpine Writing, selected by Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey, published by Otago University Press.
Sweatshop is giving culturally and linguistically diverse emerging writers from Western Sydney a voice. Ahead of their trip to Dunedin, Winnie Dunn and Shirley Le tell Rebecca Fox about their journeys.
Southern life and landscapes are explored in a new book of poetry and photographs by poet and novelist Owen Marshall and artistphotographer Grahame Sydney.