News & Blog

Read the latest news and bulletins, essays, features, opinions from our bestselling authors. Find out what's being said, debated, and discussed in the world of books and ideas.

Press Releases

We are delighted with the news that Penguin Random House authors Anne Enright, Anne Tyler, Bill Clegg and Tom McCarthy have been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Bestselling US author and bookshop devotee, James Patterson, has announced the recipients of the $100,000 Bookshop Grant after a lengthy judging process.

Sue Reid from Paper Plus in Masterton has reviewed Harper Lee's recently discovered novel, Go Set a Watchman.

Unique is a word easily applied to Terry Pratchett, and it’s absolutely true – his imagination, his voice and his complex sense of humour stand apart not just in the world of literature, but in all popular culture. If you've never read a book by Terry Pratchett, keep reading for the perfect introduction to The Long Earth series.

Three top notch young Kiwi book designers contested the PANZ Young Designer of the Year Award for 2015 at Auckland’s Sapphire Room on 16 July 2015, but it was our very own Carla Sy who took the award.

Read the First Chapter of Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN.

For over half a century, the Pulitzer Prize winning TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD had been Harper Lee’s only novel published, but the release of GO SET A WATCHMAN sees Harper Lee finally move from a unique group of literary geniuses who only ever published one long form novel. However, writing only one book is not as uncommon as you'd think and Lee was in very good company with some of the biggest names in writing.

Terry Hayes' debut thriller I AM PILGRIM took the world by storm and became an international bestseller. His next book THE YEAR OF THE LOCUST will be published in 2016 but we couldn’t wait to share this sneak peek with you.

Chelsea Winter's new cookbook, Homemade Happinessis coming to bookstores in September, but in the meantime, check out the gorgeous cover!

Read Sophie Kinsella’s letter to her readers and learn more about her new young adult book – FINDING AUDREY.