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 Leaning Man by Ann Harré

The Friday Review

22/10/2021

The Lobster’s Tale by Chris Price and Bruce Foster

The Wednesday Review

20/10/2021

‘If there was a door on a wall and I could walk through it to the past, I would.’ – Peter Wells

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 – Elizabeth Smither

Elizabeth Smither talks with David Hill - August 2016

Elizabeth Smither and David Hill 'talk of many things', including being a Poet Laureate, and thinking of audiences as rabbits.

‘The big issues are always lurking, even in the smallest subjects’

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New releases

'Does historical fiction allow an escape from reality or promote a confrontation with it?' - Thom Conroy

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