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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Conversation/Kōrero: Vivienne Plumb and Adam Wiedemann

Vivienne and Adam on the 1692 poetry books published last year in Poland, the New Zealand obsession with stones, and using black umbrellas as weapons.

‘…to put a finger, an articulated finger on It, this wonderful, awful instinctive understanding of ourselves…’  –  Alan Duff

Selling New Zealand in Frankfurt

On the face of it, New Zealand's turn as guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair four years ago was a great success. But what have our writers and publishers got to show for it? Mark Broatch investigates.

Southern Exposure

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

The Interview – Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones in conversation with Bernadette Hall - late 2016

Bernadette Hall and Lloyd Jones discuss the mysteries of language, dangerous jokes and pitching tents in strange lands.

‘The magic occurs in the connecting but voice is what makes us believe.’

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‘At Frankfurt it is madness, complete madness’ - Tanea Heke

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