The ANZL

The ANZL is a community of writers from New Zealand – authors of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

On our site you’ll find current biographical information for over 100 writers – our ANZL Members – and a range of in-depth features about the diverse strands of contemporary New Zealand literature, as well as extended interviews, reports and a monthly conversation/ kōrero that crosses oceans.

Our group of ANZL Fellows are represented by an appreciation by another writer – and we’ll be adding comprehensive bibliographic information for them very soon.

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Melbourne by night. Photo credit: Kevin Rabalais

Conversation/Kōrero: Pip Adam and Kevin Rabalais

Pip Adam and Kevin Rabalais on slow reading, thunderstorms in New Orleans and the lure of realism.

‘I want the novel to be a reflection of the human mind.’  – C K Stead

Southern Exposure

Philip Matthews explores the glorious past and isolated present of Dunedin, now a UNESCO City of Literature.

Photo credit: Tracey Wong

The Interview – Elizabeth Smither

Elizabeth Smither talks with David Hill - August 2016

Elizabeth Smither and David Hill 'talk of many things', including being a Poet Laureate, and thinking of audiences as rabbits.

‘The big issues are always lurking, even in the smallest subjects’

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'...there is a lot of speaking, writing, singing in Crete, in Greece – traditionally and currently. People talk back.' - Vana Manasiadis

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