2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards judges announced

The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be judged by 12 eminent academics, writers, journalist, commentators, former publishers and booksellers from around New Zealand; a three-fold increase on the number of judges in previous years which reflects the Awards’ new judging structure. Each of the Awards’ four categories – Fiction, Poetry, General Non-Fiction and […]

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Book blogging in New Zealand

Booksellers NZ have a great article by Elizabeth Heritage on their website about book blogging in New Zealand, including some comments from BookieMonster. If you’re looking for other great blogs to read or just to find out a bit about the book blogging community in NZ then it’s definitely a recommended read! Book blogging in […]

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Literary giant Haruki Murakami headlines 2015 Auckland Writers Festival

One of the world’s most lauded and elusive literary greats, Haruki Murakami, will appear at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival which takes place from 13-17 May at the Aotea Centre. Exclusive to Auckland, Murakami will feature in one session only at the festival, on Saturday 16 May at 7.30pm. Festival director Anne O’Brien says Murakami’s […]

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Auckland Writers Festival 2015 programme is released

The programme for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival is out now! And what an amazing line up it is. David Walliams, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Anna Smaill, Phillip Mann, Philip Temple, Tim Winton, Bernard Beckett, Laurence Fearnley, Stephanie Johnson, Steve Braunias… and that’s ONLY THE BEGINNING. Start saving your pennies book lovers!

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Craig Potton Publishing becomes Potton & Burton

On 6 March 2015 Craig Potton Publishing is changing its name to Potton & Burton, a move designed to reflect the increasingly diverse range of New Zealand books we publish. Publisher and co-owner Robbie Burton commented, “The Craig Potton Publishing imprint has served us brilliantly for over 25 years, but in recent years it has […]

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