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: Paul Ewen and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl

Paul Ewen and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl on football, politics, isolation and writing about imaginary writers.

Poems have tended to ambush me every few decades.’   –  Fiona Kidman


The Interview – Fiona Kidman

Fiona Kidman in conversation with Kelly Ana Morey - July 2016

Fiona Kidman talks to Kelly Ana Morey about real life and other fictions.

‘I tend to live inside my characters for a long time when I’m thinking about a book.’

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Comedy has a strained relationship with culture.

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