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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‘…to put a finger, an articulated finger on It, this wonderful, awful instinctive understanding of ourselves…’  –  Alan Duff

Conversation/Kōrero: Tracey Slaughter and Sarah Strickley

Go dark or go home: Tracey Slaughter and Sarah Strickley dive deep.

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

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