Best-selling author to give cash for reading initiatives

May 16, 2017
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Best-selling author to give cash for reading initiatives

Author James Patterson announced a $100,000 donation to help get children reading in New Zealand and Australia. With sales in excess of 300 million copies around the world, Patterson is one of the biggest-selling authors of all time. He is prolific, talented and has an ability to write a variety of genres, from thrillers,...

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Lauren Child confirmed for Auckland Writers Festival

May 12, 2017
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Lauren Child confirmed for Auckland Writers Festival

There will be something for everyone with a wide range of authors on the books for the 2017 Auckland Writers Festival in May. HarperCollins has confirmed authors Lauren Child, Susan Faludi, Jay Rayner, and more for the festival, which will feature a star-studded array of literary guests from New Zealand and beyond. “We are...

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Winner’s essay a ‘saga of migration’

New Zealand student Andy Xie, currently studying at Columbia University in the United States, has won the inaugural Landfall Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition. It is published in Landfall 233. Landfall editor and competition judge David Eggleton described the essay as “a saga of migration and transformation, of landfall and then further wanderings … Andy Xie’s...

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On the bookshelves: May 2017

April 15, 2017
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On the bookshelves: May 2017

New releases coming in May. FICTION Based on a True Story, by Delphine de Vigan: What would you do if your closest friend tried to steal your life? A chilling, award-winning thriller and international bestseller (Bloomsbury, RRP $28). The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter: A powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life,...

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REVIEW Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far

April 10, 2017
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REVIEW Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far

We always tend to focus on Gallipoli as an Anzac story but it was a battle involving seven countries, all of which suffered in the hell of the 1915 campaign. This new book takes a fresh approach to telling the story of Gallipoli, with prominent historians from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, France,...

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