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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Vote for your favourite New Zealand children and young adults book

Would you like to choose the winners in the 2015 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards? Be part of the Children’s Choice voting and have your chance to vote for the New Zealand books you think are the best. Children and teenagers across the country have been busy reading and reviewing their favourites amongst all the […]

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Book review: Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens

Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens, Paper Road Press, ISBN 9780473315696, Ebook and print. I admit it, I’m an inveterate Pride and Prejudice fan. One of the things I like best about it is Austen’s almost absurd sense of humour, especially with her supporting characters and in Pride and Prejudice Mrs Bennet is probably the best […]

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Book review: Stroppy Old Women

Stroppy Old Women compiled by Paul Little and Wendyl Nissen, Paul Little Books, ISBN9780473258603, RRP $34.99 52 stroppy old women (one for every week of the year!) capture their thoughts on what’s wrong with the world and how it can be fixed. Stroppy Old Women follows on from Grumpy Old Men 1 & 2, though with […]

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