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

Where We Swim by Ingrid Horrocks

The Wednesday Review

14/04/2021

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021 edited by Tracey Slaughter

The Friday Review

09/04/2021

Our writers are also part of our heritage.’ – Siobhan Harvey

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 – Fiona Kidman

Fiona Kidman in conversation with Kelly Ana Morey - July 2016

Fiona Kidman talks to Kelly Ana Morey about real life and other fictions.

‘I tend to live inside my characters for a long time when I’m thinking about a book.’

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New releases

'I started to feel very guilty, as though I’d perpetrated a crime, a rort' - Stephanie Johnson

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