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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

  Five New Zealand writers turn orators for True Stories Told Live event at Festival of Colour

  NZ children’s writers meet Wanaka new entrants on their first day at school

  New Zealand Book Council members special event offer - Wanaka/Dunedin

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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