In 'S Day' and Afterwards a fictional stroke victim shares her thoughts and feelings about language in general, her specific speech and language difficulties and the influence her condition has on her..
When celebrity singer Carmen Crane passes away, her only daughter inherits a reality TV show. As Kyla Crane adjusts to this new scrutiny, strange things start to happen: the house is rearranged overni..
Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn't always like it app..
When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in ..
The poetry collection composed of Gus's popular performance pieces, revisited work from the past and brand new poems specifically written for this publication. Edited by Laurice Gilbert - this first p..
An aloe - spiky, soothing, fragrant, bitter - opens Diana Bridge's new collection of poetry. Aloe is structured in four parts: 'The compulsion to catch it', 'Into words', 'Among the Freuds' and 'It's ..
The second rivetting installment in The Smuggler's Wife series by one of our leading historical novelists. She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung pa..
Albert Wendt's new collection of short stories explores the nature of family, tradition and culture through the eyes of those seemingly caught between the realities of modern contemporary life and the..
Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zeala..
That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. A writing desk lies open and you..
Linley Jones combines many settings and themes in her first collection of short stories, covering a wide range of human emotions and settings - From the joys of a NZ childhood-the stink of rotten egg..
April is a narrative poem which reflects on the transition from late summer to early winter, in particular as it evolves in the south. Anzac Day and reflections on the place of Gallipoli in the April ..
In The Art of Excavation, poet Leilani Tamu delves into the complex and multifaceted nature of the region that we know as the Pacific. In poetry that is by turns fierce and political, tender and insig..
Reclusive, best-selling author, Charlotte Day, no longer has the passion to write. Wanting to boost her profile, her manager sends Emma Wade, a young freelance journalist to write a series of publicit..
When their mother is committed to a psychiatric hospital by their father, Vera and her twin sister, Violet, are sent to live with their father's mother in a poor suburb of Christchurch. When this arra..
From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Wiremu Te Rangikaheke's letters to Katherine Mansfield's notebooks, Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders have s..
How do you choose between love and honour? Fleance, the 2-year old son of Scottish thane Banquo has been living rough in the words of northern England since he escaped on that fateful night ten years ..
'My war was a good war, as was the next one. Your father's is a bad one. But in the end it makes no difference. It's all war. It's always the same.' A man at the end of his life, trying to make sense ..
Gregory O'Brien's first collection of poems since Afternoon of an Evening Train (2005), Beauties of the Octagonal Pool is centred on the 'octagonal pool' of the Waitemata Harbour. In an eight-armed em..
Irreverent and streetwise prostitute Friday Woolfe is in London's notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation. There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan..
'All of my best lines are accidents', Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm's way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself p..