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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Monsters in the Garden: An Anthology of Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by David Larsen and Elizabeth Knox

The Wednesday Review


Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde by Paula Morris and Haru Sameshima

The Wednesday Review


‘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 – Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock talks with Emma Neale - 2017

Fleur Adcock and Emma Neale discuss parallel activities, chance findings and the many angles of place.

‘There are so many different kinds of poem’ – Fleur Adcock

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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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