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

Sleeping with Stones by Serie Barford | Burst Kisses on the Actual Wind by Courtney Sina Meredith

The Friday Review

29/10/2021

The Piano Girls by Elizabeth Smither

The Wednesday Review

27/10/2021

‘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 – Patricia Grace

In conversation with Adam Dudding - 25 March, 2016

Patricia Grace talks to Adam Dudding about finding her voice, learning to love research, and why character is at the heart of everything she writes.

‘I’d always been interested in writing without really knowing what real invented writing was’.

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New releases

'The thirty-five of us were in the country of dream-merchants, and strange things were bound to happen.' - Anne Kennedy

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