interview

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

Jasper Fforde will be in New Zealand in three weeks to attend NZ Writers Week in Wellington. I caught up with him to ask a few questions about his work. Jasper is the author of several wildly amusing and brilliantly conceived books, creating some of the most original ideas since Douglas Adams. His literary heroine, Thursday Next, works in… Read More

Natalie King has been voted for by hundreds of teenagers all over New Zealand as a finalist in the Children’s Choice Young Adult Fiction category, for her first YA book Awakening (Vote for her here!). According to our reviewer, 15-year-old Tierney Reardon, “Awakening by Christchurch author Natalie King is a novel for young adults that… Read More

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