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Great Kiwi Classic 2015


Books and reading change lives. Writers shape our culture. We spread the word.

Our mission is to champion the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, and to lead the promotion and nurturing of NZ writers, writing and books.

Book Council News

  Job Opportunity: NZ Book Council Marketing and Communications Manager

  Young Adult author Des Hunt to tour schools in Southland

  Janet Frame’s Owls Do Cry announced as the 2015 Great Kiwi Classic book

Anna Smaill: Feel the fear and read it anyway


Anna Smaill on how the frightening things we like to read can test and inspire us. On our booklovers' hub, Booknotes Unbound.

The Hiding Places: An interview with Catherine Robertson


We ask Catherine Robertson about her fourth novel The Hiding Places, which launches her writing into new and darker territory.

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