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Largest ever deal signed for Sir Peter Blake books

Thursday, 14 August 2003, 5:05 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Penguin Books New Zealand has completed its biggest ever two-book publishing deal for The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake, and the Biography of Sir Peter Blake, in a just-signed contract. More >>

Author’s war protest has global impact

Thursday, 3 April 2003, 9:17 am | Penguin Books NZ

Best-selling author and UK resident, Iain Banks has cut up his passport and sent it to Tony Blair in protest at the war in Iraq. Banks was due to tour Australia and New Zealand and was to take part in the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival being ... More >>

NZ author wins Australia’s biggest literary prize

Monday, 31 March 2003, 12:33 am | Penguin Books NZ

Penguin New Zealand author Lloyd Jones has won the $40,000 Tasmania Pacific fiction Prize for his novel The Book of Fame. More >>

Success for New Zealand at World Cookbook Awards

Friday, 6 December 2002, 9:35 am | Penguin Books NZ

Two New Zealand authors were this week judged winners at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2002: More >>

International Success for Penguin Cookbook Authors

Thursday, 24 October 2002, 12:48 am | Penguin Books NZ

Four Penguin New Zealand cookbooks are finalists in the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2002. They are The Ruth Pretty Cookbook by Ruth Pretty – finalist in the Best Chef book category; Simple Deli Food by Julie Le Clerc – finalist in ... More >>

Best selling author returns to Afghanistan

Thursday, 17 October 2002, 10:33 am | Penguin Books NZ

New Zealander Richard Loseby will return to Iran and Afghanistan on October 21 for a month-long trip to search for Nebi and Karim, the Mujahadeen friends he met while walking across Afghanistan thirteen years ago. This new book, Looking for the Afghan ... More >>

The Crump Family Story – new book tells all

Friday, 7 June 2002, 10:40 am | Penguin Books NZ

“He had a length of milking machine hose in his hand and I watched in terror as once more he laid into my brother Barry with a merciless thrashing that just went on and on. Barry just lying there, as he always did, and taking it all. Then he turned ... More >>

Mayor Goes To Jail

Monday, 11 February 2002, 1:24 pm | Penguin Books NZ

John Banks will visit Mt Eden prison on Wednesday 13 February 2002 to talk to a selected group about the jail and his early life. He sees this as a positive and motivational experience for the inmates. More >>

NZer becomes new Face of Food In Oz

Tuesday, 11 December 2001, 1:11 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Penguin Books New Zealand’s best selling food writer, Julie Le Clerc has been appointed Food Editor for Sunday Life – the weekly Sunday supplement for the Sun Herald (Sydney Morning Herald) and Melbourne’s Sunday Age. More >>

Patricia Grace wins US$30,000 literary award

Wednesday, 24 October 2001, 11:59 am | Penguin Books NZ

Patricia Grace’s latest novel, Dogside Story, has won the 2001 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. Patricia Grace will share the US$30,000 prize with American journalist Peter Hessler for his memoir River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. The award was ... More >>

Patricia Grace on Booker Prize longlist

Friday, 17 August 2001, 6:29 pm | Penguin Books NZ

Patricia Grace’s latest novel, Dogside Story, has reached the 2001 Booker Prize long list. More >>