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.

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Loop Tracks by Sue Orr

The Wednesday Review


Devil’s Trumpet by Tracey Slaughter

The Wednesday Review


‘There’s some kind of jigsaw lurking in the subconscious that has to be reeled up, brought to the surface.’  – Lloyd Jones

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: Vincent O’Sullivan

Majella Cullinane interviews Vincent O'Sullivan - December 2019

Vincent O'Sullivan on the drive to write, the contradictions of fiction, and the dangers of lingering in the poetry hot-house.

‘I’m sceptical about any group who want others to regard them as special.’

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New releases

'...we were there as faith-based writers, as believers in the mana of Oceania...' - David Eggleton

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