C.K. Stead is a distinguished, award-winning novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and emeritus professor of English of the University of Auckland. He is the current New Zealand Poet Laureate (until August 2017), has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction, and is a Member of the Order of New Zealand, the highest honour possible in… Read More

Carole Brungar has a Degree in Communication, majoring in Communication Management and Journalism, and has worked as a journalist and photographer for many years. In 2016 the opening chapter of The Nam Legacy won The California Dreamin’ Hooker Competition for the best opening hook. The year before her first novel, A tide too high, also took second… Read More

James Franco chats about his role as Jake Epping on Prime TV’s 11.22.63. Q. Did you read the book, or had you already read it? “Yeah, I read it pretty fast. I just loved it so much. And I actually had a friend that knew Stephen King and I emailed him immediately and said, “Could… Read More

Callum Woodhouse chats about his role as Leslie Durrell on Prime TV’s The Durrells. Q: You went straight from drama school to this major ITV drama series. How did that happen? “I’m from Stockton-on-Tees and went to LAMDA (London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art). I found out I had got this job an hour… Read More

Ransom Riggs chats about having his novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children adapted into a movie directed by Tim Burton (and out September 29th 2016). I guess when the name Tim Burton was first mentioned in terms of directing the film of your book that’s got to be a good moment? An enormous moment. I… Read More

NZ Booklovers talks with Australian nutritionist and author of The Happy Life Lola Berry about happiness, food and finding inspiration. How would you describe the work that you do? With out sounding like too much of a hippie, I just do what feels right in my heart. Which is, I write books, talk on TV, film… Read More

On April 23 this year it’s been 400 years Shakespeare passed away, aged 52. For all his fame, not much is known about the man himself. Well-known and award-winning New Zealand writer and illustrator Donovan Bixley wants to change all that with his new book Much ado about Shakespeare – a literary picture book. What… Read More

Mariko Tamaki is a Japanese Canadian writer, activist, and performance artist. Her versatility shines in her craft, her award-winning works encompassing a broad range of topics, from the high school adolescent experience to essays on social issues. With Mariko heading our way soon, we were excited for the chance to pick her brilliant brain. A… Read More

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