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Huffington Post founder and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington talks to us about her new book, Thrive, which explores our very definition of success – is all success really is simply about money and power, or is there another level we're not focussing on?

The 2014 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced in the UK and we are absolutely thrilled to announce that five of the six titles are published by Penguin Random House. As if this news alone weren’t cause enough for celebration, we are doubly delighted to say that the list includes The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, published by Random House Australia.

 

Random House staffer Becky mainly thinks gardens are for drinking wine in, but occasionally enjoys getting her hands dirty. Here she shares a few hard-learned tips on how to make a small urban space look marginally less shabby.

Sep 4

What Influences a Crime Writer?

by P.D. Viner on 4 September 2014

After the release of his third book, THE SUMMER OF GHOSTSP.D. Viner answered our quick Q&A and gave us an insight into how his own experience of loss influenced his writing.

Sep 3

More Murakami in 2014

by Random House NZ on 3 September 2014

Penguin Random House New Zealand is thrilled to announce the publication this Christmas of a new story from cult global phenomenon Haruki Murakami.

Bruce Ansley and Jane Ussher’s seamless collaboration has won them the Illustrated Non-fiction category at the 2014 NZ Post Book Awards for their book Coast: A New Zealand Journey.

Aug 25

Exclusive Jack Reacher Short Story

by Lee Child on 25 August 2014

In this FREE, exclusive Jack Reacher short story by internationally bestselling author Lee Child, a rookie detective finds Jack wounded and in hospital . . . 

It's National Poetry Day – a chance to celebrate and recognise one of the most challenging and beautiful of the literary arts. Kiwis love their poetry, so we asked poet and academic Siobhan Harvey, editor and contributor of Essential New Zealand Poems, why she thinks poetry has stayed so relevant to New Zealanders.

It's National Poetry Day – a chance to celebrate and recognise one of the most challenging and beautiful of the literary arts. Kiwis love their poetry, so we asked author and poet James Norcliffe, editor and contributor of Essential New Zealand Poems, why he thinks poetry has stayed so relevant to New Zealanders.

Aug 22

Harry Ricketts: 'Poetry matters'

by Harry Ricketts on 22 August 2014

It's National Poetry Day – a chance to celebrate and recognise one of the most challenging and beautiful of the literary arts. Kiwi's love their poetry, so we asked academic and poet Harry Ricketts, editor and contributor of Essential New Zealand Poems, why he thinks poetry has stayed so relevant to New Zealanders.