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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‘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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'My readers turn up...and I meet them as human beings, not sales statistics on a royalty statement.' Fleur Adcock

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