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

Wow by Bill Manhire

The Friday Review

11/12/2020

Fancy Dancing by Bernadette Hall | Chosen by Geoff Cochrane

The Friday Review

04/12/2020

‘There’s been and still is a New Zealand Story.’ – Witi Ihimaera

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 – Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones in conversation with Bernadette Hall - late 2016

Bernadette Hall and Lloyd Jones discuss the mysteries of language, dangerous jokes and pitching tents in strange lands.

‘The magic occurs in the connecting but voice is what makes us believe.’

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New releases

'I want you to think about what you would like to see at the heart of your national literature ' - Tina Makereti

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