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

Tiny Pieces of Us by Nicky Pellegrino

The Friday Review

23/10/2020

The Goddess Muscle by Karlo Mila

The Wednesday Review

21/10/2020

‘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: 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

'Character to some extent is much a construction of the reader as it is of the writer.' - Lloyd Jones

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