Stories


Find our posters at bus stops around Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, scan the QR code and discover unmissable stories for your ride. Or take it home!

  • Read extracts to get hooked on your next read,
  • Have a quick look at book blurbs and reviews made by people who know a lot more than us and see what is there for you (or is it a birthday gift for somebody special),
  • Listen to interviews and podcasts
  • Watch book trailers
  • Listen to radio adaptations
  • Find collections and catalogues

Special thanks to our special partner for making Stories the Go a reality!

We are proud members of The Coalition for Books

The Coalition for Books is a kaitiaki (guardian) of Aotearoa New Zealand’s literary landscape overseeing wider engagement and access for readers with the diverse range of high quality locally produced books.

Stories for Biography
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Comedian Chris Parker brings his brilliant comic wit to the page. Star of stand-up, winner of Celebrity Treasure Island and lockdown Instagram sensati ...More

Biography & Memoir, Humor & Comedy
Chris Parker

9 min read

Published by Allen & Unwin
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There’s a Cure for This: A Memoir By Emma Espiner ~   The striking debut memoir from award-winning doctor and writer, Emma Espiner. “I don’t k ...More

~BOOK BLURB~, ~BOOK EXTRACT~, ~PODCAST~, Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction
Published by Penguin Books NZ
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When someone tells you to picture a magician, what do you think of? Daniel Radcliffe, complete with a wand and broomstick? Or perhaps a cheesy performer ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction, Young Writer
Amelia Kirkness

9 min read

Published by WRITE ON Magazine

Some relationships are destined to last. Others end in tears, mass destruction or an intractable skin rash. My love affair in the winter of 2002 was doomed from ...More

Biography & Memoir
Nod Ghosh

11 min read

Being the middle child of five girls and three boys in 1940’s and 50’s in my native Ireland, I never had the chance to actually own a bicycle in m ...More

Action & Adventure, Biography & Memoir, History, Non Fiction
Catherine Byrne

4 min read

“I”m pregnant again”.    I was measuring flour into the sieve and gently banging it against the heel of my hand.  He was hunched over ...More

Biography & Memoir, Food
Sile Mannion

4 min read

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  No excuses presentation Dave Letele’s incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags — ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction
Dave Letele

16 min read

Published by Penguin Books NZ
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Tim Saunders writes about his life and work on the farm that’s been in his family for five generations. He encompasses drought, farming during l ...More

Biography & Memoir, Non Fiction, Travel & Environment
Tim Saunders

31 min read

Published by Allen & Unwin
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Jeanette Fitzsimons was a visionary, a pioneer and a radical. This is the story of someone who battles National and Labour’s lock on parliament and ...More

Biography & Memoir
Gareth Hughes

15 min read

Published by Allen & Unwin