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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The Interview – C.K. Stead

Mark Broatch in conversation with C.K Stead - February 2019

Karl Stead and Mark Broatch discuss crossing lines, carrying on and writing well.

‘I’m basically cheerful’. Stead at 86, on the work of a lifetime.

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Our writers are also part of our heritage.’ – Siobhan Harvey

Conversation/Kōrero: Robert Sullivan and Billy Kahora

Billy Kahora and Robert Sullivan discuss ‘Ka Mate’, mother tongues, and precarious worlds.

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'I started to feel very guilty, as though I’d perpetrated a crime, a rort' - Stephanie Johnson

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