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

Isobar Precinct by Angelique Kasmara

The Wednesday Review

22/09/2021

Crazy Love by Rosetta Allan

The Wednesday Review

18/08/2021

‘… I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that a novel, a poem, a short story, each has its own distinct form that I press against, and it presses back against me.’  – Elizabeth Smither

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

'...poetry makes intimate everything that it touches.' - Michael Harlow

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