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: Pip Adam and Kevin Rabalais

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

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

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.

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'I’ve learned over the years that less is more.' - Fiona Kidman

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