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 Tally Stick by Carl Nixon

The Friday Review

07/08/2020

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

The Wednesday Review

05/08/2020

‘If there was a door on a wall and I could walk through it to the past, I would.’ – Peter Wells

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 – Kevin Ireland

Kevin Ireland in conversation with Iain Sharpe - September 2016

Iain Sharpe grills Kevin Ireland on Crump, Bogart and the New Zealand 'voice'.

‘I named myself after a street in Ponsonby’

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New releases

'Novels stand outside time, with their narrative structure of beginning, middle and end. They outlast politics, which are by nature ephemeral, swift and changeable and can quickly become invisible, detectable only to the skilled eye. ' - Fiona Farrell

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