Leading New Zealand Children’s Book Awards Merge

Leading New Zealand Children’s Book Awards Merge and Hell Pizza Encourages Reading Addiction Prize Money Now Totals $59,500 The New Zealand Book Awards Trust and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) have announced today that they are merging their respective children’s book awards, setting the stage for even more activity and […]

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Book review: How Bizarre by Simon Grigg

How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the Song that Stormed the World by Simon Grigg, Awa Press, ISBN9781927249222, RRP $38 Is there any New Zealander, anywhere in the world who wouldn’t immediately know exactly what one was talking about if one simply said “How bizarre”? In 1995 and 1996 Pauly Fuemana and Alan Jansson, as Otara […]

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Book review: Starlight Peninsula by Charlotte Grimshaw

Starlight Peninsula by Charlotte Grimshaw, Vintage, ISBN9781775538226, RRP $38 Starlight Peninsula is the beguiling new novel from one of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary authors, Charlotte Grimshaw. The novel’s central character, Eloise Hay, is a young woman forced to slowly confront trauma from her past, a past that suddenly seems to her to be full of […]

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Book review: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh, Gollancz, ISBN 9780575111813, RRP $29.99 Nalini Singh is a prolific New Zealand/Fijian author and something of an undervalued hero in the NZ literary scene. And by prolific I mean “over 30 books published and that’s not counting novellas and stories”. Yes, that kind of prolific. She specialises in amazing romance/paranormal/sci-fi hybrid novels […]

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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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