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Poet with Alzheimer’s donates royalties to dementia charity

Friday, 28 June 2019, 11:35 am | Makaro Press

Lyall Bay poet Rob King lives with Alzheimer’s but it hasn’t stopped him publishing his fifth poetry book, Waiting for Birds, which launched in March and has already netted him over a thousand dollars in royalties – money he donated today to Dementia ... More >>

Fiction first for aspiring writer

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:34 pm | Makaro Press

High school teacher and part-time poet Annabel Wilson has won the Mountain or Adventure Fiction and Poetry prize at the NZ Mountain Book and Film Festival for her genre-busting book Aspiring Daybook: The Diary of Elsie Winslow .  More >>

Novel shines fresh light on women’s suffrage

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 3:16 pm | Makaro Press

“Before I could stop myself I stood up in my seat and boasted that I had met Mrs Sheppard when we berthed in Christchurch. That I’d read Wollstonecraft in London and that all women should get the vote …” These are the words of Grace Coles, ... More >>

Nelson Author Shortlisted for 2017 NZ Heritage Book Awards

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:09 pm | Makaro Press

Mākaro Press media release 2 October 2017 Immediate release Nelson author Alexandra Tidswell’s historical fiction novel, Lewisville, has been named as a finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. More >>

Kiwi Novel Crosses Political And Cultural Boundaries

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 1:11 pm | Makaro Press

For Greek-Kiwi writer Michalia Arathimos creativity knows no bounds. Her debut novel Aukati plunges into eco-politics and Māori land rights and blends cultures and languages to create a riveting and timely story set on the slopes of Mount Taranaki. More >>

Bitter-sweet moon launch

Monday, 17 July 2017, 3:27 pm | Makaro Press

The launch of Rotorua teacher Kathy Sutcliffe’s new young adult novel Moon Boy is a bitter-sweet time for her. The ‘sweet’ is launching a new novel she’s been working towards for years, but the ‘bitter’ is the sadness she feels that ... More >>

Launch of a Picture Book on Fighting Cancer

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:34 pm | Makaro Press

Not Your Average Fairy Tale: Young Wellingtonian Launches a Picture Book on Fighting Cancer Mākaro Press media release Embargoed to: 8AM, 1 JULY, 2017 More >>

Historical Fiction Grabs Readers

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 10:10 am | Makaro Press

Nelson author Alexandra Tidswell is stunned to have her first novel make the New Zealand Fiction Bestsellers List for two weeks in a row, and feature on the independent bookstores top 20 list. Lewisville debuted at number one on the NZ fiction list, ... More >>

Former poet laureate moved to tears by debut novel

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:32 pm | Makaro Press

STRIP , a debut novel by Dunedin poet Sue Wootton, was launched by leading author and poet Vincent O’Sullivan to a packed University Bookshop in Dunedin last night. More >>

New collection of fables by award-winning duo

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 8:54 am | Makaro Press

After the great success of their picture book The Immigrants , acclaimed author and illustrator Alan Bagnall and Sarah Wilkins have joined forces once more to bring us The Sam & Lucy Fables , a compilation of quirky tales and engaging illustrations ... More >>

Snails, spells and snazzlepops help launch a new book

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 9:54 am | Makaro Press

Snails, spells and snazzlepops – all three were at the launch of the new junior fiction title of the same name by Robyn Cooper in Eastbourne this week. Snazzlepops are the magic biscuits made with blue popping candy whipped up by Charlie and his ... More >>

Lonesome When You Go: a rock and roll novel

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 9:40 am | Makaro Press

With the Smokefreerockquest in full swing around the country, a new novel is hitting the shops that focuses on the highs and lows of being a bass player in a competing school band. More >>

Siberian-Born Poet Weaves Two Cultures into New Collection

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:15 pm | Makaro Press

Siberian-born poet Polina Kouzminova launches her debut poetry collection An echo where you lie in late May in Wellington. Migrating to New Zealand at the age of ten, she says she spent her childhood playing the violin, exploring Auckland’s beaches ... More >>

HOOPLA 2016 Launches in New Scorpio Bookstore

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 11:44 am | Makaro Press

The audacious new poetry series HOOPLA, which launches three poets every April, is three years old this year. And with two Christchurch poets in the 2016 line-up it is launching in the freshly opened Scorpio bookstore in Hereford Street. More >>

Lamb Brings Summer Home

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:45 am | Makaro Press

Wairarapa author Julie Lamb is returning home from Melbourne to launch her first book, The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain : a novel for 8-13 year olds set in the place she calls home. More >>

New Ya Author Makes Herself Invisible

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:08 am | Makaro Press

A new YA novel has been released based on the author’s experience of working with adolescents with mental health issues. It is Sylvie the Second by Kaeli Baker. More >>

Rainey-Smith Novel Shines Light on Lost Greek Girls

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 11:52 am | Makaro Press

When almost 300 unmarried Greek women arrived in Wellington in the early 1960s, the established Greek community feared the scandal that might follow. Instead the women settled into life here and the event has largely been forgotten. Inspired by this ... More >>

Musical Launch for Peter Godfrey: Father of NZ Choral Music

Monday, 12 October 2015, 5:24 pm | Makaro Press

One hundred and seventy people packed into Parklands Social Hall in Waikanae on Saturday 10 October to celebrate the launch of a book about the man called the father of New Zealand choral music: Peter Godfrey. More >>

Cancer and all the other shit

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:59 am | Makaro Press

YOUNG AUCKLAND DESIGNER LAUREN WEPA has turned her experience with cancer into a book that she believes gives people permission to talk frankly about the disease with friends and family who have been diagnosed. More >>

HOOPLA poets blitz Bestsellers List

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:29 am | Makaro Press

It’s provocative poetry in vivid packages, our one-year-old HOOPLA series with echoes of the Faber series in design, released in sets of three every April with a late-career, mid-career and first-time published poet from around the country. ... More >>



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