Announcing the winners of the 2017 Surrey Hotel writers residency award

The winner and two runners-up of New Zealand's grooviest writers residency award has just been announced live by Jesse Mulligan at Radio New Zealand.

The reality of women in New Zealand prisons

Herald police reporter Anna Leask takes a look inside New Zealand's womens prison, in this powerful excerpt from her new book Behind Bars.

The Friday Poem by Hera Lindsay Bird

New verse inasmuch it's previously unpublished, but really it's old verse cos it was written ages ago, by Wellington writer Hera Lindsay Bird.