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New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians.

Offering audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September.

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Whether you have a little one who loves to read silly stories or a middle-grade reader who wants to learn more about the world, we've got something for kids of any age.

Last minute gift guide: something for Teenagers

Teenagers can be hard to please, but we've got you covered with pop-culture picks, fantasy stories and award-winning fiction for teenage readers.

Last minute gift guide: something for Dad

Here are some stellar stories, biographies and non-fiction reads your Dad will love. 

Last minute gift guide: something for Mum

From Michelle Obama's biography to fantastic fiction; here is our hand-picked list of the perfect gifts for Mum this Christmas. 

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Must reads of 2018: For young readers

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