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 Fellows and Members – and a range of in-depth features about the diverse strands of contemporary New Zealand literature, as well as extended interviews, book reviews, round-table discussions, essays and a series of conversations/ kōrero that crosses oceans.

The site also features creative work by ANZL writers, including extracts from finalists in the annual Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

If you’d like an alert when we post new features to the site, please sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page. Festival directors and industry representatives can view our Author Showcase E-books here.​

Reviews

The Wandering Nature of Us Girls by Frankie McMillan

The Friday Review

23/12/2022

My American Chair by Elizabeth Smither

The Wednesday Review

21/12/2022

‘Human actions and human motivation are the stuff of writing.’ – Owen Marshall

Conversation/Kōrero: Tracey Slaughter and Sarah Strickley

Go dark or go home: Tracey Slaughter and Sarah Strickley dive deep.

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The Interview – Kevin Ireland

Kevin Ireland in conversation with Iain Sharpe - September 2016

Iain Sharpe grills Kevin Ireland on Crump, Bogart and the New Zealand 'voice'.

‘I named myself after a street in Ponsonby’

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New releases

'...we were there as faith-based writers, as believers in the mana of Oceania...' - David Eggleton

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