From Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries to Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, what's behind the mini-trend for really long books? Hephzibah Anderson takes BBC, 2 weeks ago
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Author of received this year's award from a shortlist of five first-time novelists SEATTLE, May 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Amazon.ca and the Walrus Foundation presented Alix Hawley with the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, which celebrates the remarkable ...Canada NewsWire, 12 hours ago AMAZON : Alix Hawley Wins 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award 4 Traders, 11 hours ago
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In which four strangers arrive in Hokitika on a pilgrimage; gold is struck; ghosts are met; and we pontificate upon the literary appeal of the West Coast. Late morning, as sunlight flickers over reddish-brown rocks in a trickling creek, the cry ...New Zealand Herald, 2 days ago
Ever since I read The Luminaries , I'd been wanting to head to the South Island's West Coast to clap eyes on the locations that had been so vividly evoked in the book. Would I come across the ghosts of the characters I'd become so close to? For ...New Zealand Herald, 3 days ago
The organisers of the Auckland Writers Festival say the book industry is as strong as ever. They are expecting a record turnout of about 55,000 people for the festival, which starts today. The festival director, Anne O'Brien said there might ...Radio New Zealand, 1 week ago Plunket scrapped from Auckland Writers Festival New Zealand Herald, 2 weeks ago Plunket scrapped from writers festival New Zealand Herald, 2 weeks ago
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Author James Patterson. Photo / supplied One of the world's biggest selling authors is offering a cash lifeline to struggling New Zealand book stores to help get Kiwi kids reading. James Patterson, US author of the Alex Cross detective books, is ...New Zealand Herald, 2 weeks ago Best-selling author offers NZ bookshops a cash lifeline New Zealand Herald, 2 weeks ago
English author Jim Crace's Harvest, like fellow IMPAC nominee Colum McCann's TransAtlantic, was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2013, and for a time it was the bookies' favourite to scoop the prize. Crace and McCann were ultimately both overlooked ...Irish Independent, 2 weeks ago
Some early readers of the manuscript believe that City on Fire's length is one of its strengths, like a spate of other recent books—including Eleanor Catton's 800-page Man Booker Prizewinning The Luminaries, Hanya Yanagihara's 700-page A Little ...PublishersWeekly.com, 2 weeks ago
Chris Skelton/Fairfax NZ Mmmm apple. John Key visits a Dubai supermarket. Is he an expert in all fields? OPINION: Our Prime Minister has been in the Middle East this week and has been observing some of the local customs. However he appears ...The Press NZ, 2 weeks ago
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