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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

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  New Zealand Book Council podcast series to explore the books that shape us

NZ Book Council Talking Books podcast #2


Paula Morris, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Iain Sharp delve into the 2015 Great Kiwi Classic Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame.

Owls Do Cry: A personal response from the Children’s Commissioner


Dr Russell Wills talks about the impact Owls Do Cry and other classics have had on him and how the themes of the book are as relevant as ever.

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