The nation’s best short story writers announced

The nation’s best short story writers announced The nation’s top short story writers were announced tonight at the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards ceremony in a star-studded literary affair. The nation’s top short story writers were announced tonight at the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards ceremony in a star-studded literary affair. Supreme Award for the open division went to […]

Whitcoulls Kids Top 50 Books

Whitcoulls Kids Top 50 Books Kiwi’s love to read and vote for their top books Since 1998, Whitcoulls has been asking Kiwi kid’s (and adults as well) to nominate their favourite books and from Monday 28 July 2014 they get the chance to cast their votes again. In recent years, the most popular books have […]

Booker Prize 2009 longlist announced

Booker Prize 2009 longlist announced The Man Booker Prize 2009 longlist has been announced with many of the usual suspects – J.M Coetzee, A.S. Byatt, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, et al. So far there doesn’t seem to be a clear frontrunner – however Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has been a reader and critic favourite, according […]

The Whitcoulls Top 100 2012-13

Media release July 16, 2012 Murder, lust and revenge top the list From murderous thrillers to scandalous love affairs, New Zealanders have revealed their favourite reads in the Whitcoulls Top 100 of 2012-13. The Whitcoulls Top 100 has been the go-to guide for reading enthusiasts for more than a decade and with 20,000 votes this […]

Book Review: Two Little Boys by Duncan Sarkies

Book Review: Two Little Boys by Duncan Sarkies Two Little Boys by Duncan Sarkies, ISBN9780143567882 , RRP$30, Available now.Two Little Boys… an apt name really because, seriously this story really only works if you imagine that the two protaganists are 9-year-old boys stuck in the bodies of 30-year-old (ish) men. And even then I’m thinking […]