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...
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer'', with four sections; student poetry, student prose, staff poetry and staff prose.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer''. Here is the winner in the staff prose section.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer''. Here is the winner in the student prose section.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer''. Here are the winners of the staff poetry and student poetry sections.
The Hocken Library is still accepting donations, despite a growing lack of space - but archivists will now be assessing material before people bring it in.
Philosopher Jim Flynn's no stranger to controversy, but a UK rejection to publish his book on free speech is puzzling the Otago University Emeritus Professor.
There’ll be murder in the library in October as top crime writers from Scotland, Ireland and closer to home gather for the inaugural Celtic Noir crime writing festival.
After an extensive search for hot new writing talent across New Zealand, the fifth New Zealand Young Writers Festival will start in Dunedin next week.
She brews mead, loves cats, is legally blind and a heavy metal fan — Steff Green is not your average romance writer, writes Rebecca Fox.
Dunedin writer Neville Peat firmly locates Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, in time and place, and reveals that the kakapo programme is just the latest chapter in a fascinating history.
A cookbook created by two Dunedin girls celebrates the melting pot of different cultures in the city.
Write what you know. That was one of the gems of advice award-winning children's author Jennifer Somervell passed on to pupils during a writing workshop at Port Chalmers School.
When the poisons we spill into the environment accumulate in ourselves to critical levels, what then will be the body’s response? A British novelist has sketched one terrifying possibility. Tom...
Knowing your family's stories can be profoundly grounding, says publisher Gareth St John Thomas. So he has set out to help you capture yours.