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.

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Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders by Catherine Robertson, Lloyd Jones, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Pala Molisa, Paul Thomas, Elspeth Sandys, Stephanie Johnson, Malcolm Mulholland, Paula Morris and Greg McGee.

The Wednesday Review


the other side of better by Michelle Elvy

The Wednesday Review


Each book decides how it wants to be written.’ – Elizabeth Knox

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 – Owen Marshall

Owen Marshall in Conversation with John McCrystal - 28 June 2016

John McCrystal talks to Owen Marshall about his recent work and the landscape of his imagination.

‘We search for fellows to hold hands with in the surging progress that is human experience.’

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New releases

'There’s a kind of heaven that comes from hearing another writer interpret the mysteries of process' - Tracey Slaughter

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