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 Forgotten Coast by Richard Shaw

The Wednesday Review

08/12/2021

Sleeping with Stones by Serie Barford | Burst Kisses on the Actual Wind by Courtney Sina Meredith

The Friday Review

29/10/2021

‘There is always so much more to write about.’  –  Fiona Kidman

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 – 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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New releases

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

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