Strands (Auckland UP, 1992)

The Silences Between – Moeraki Conversations (Auckland UP; Oxford UP, 1982)

Lost Possessions (Victoria UP, 1985)

Coast Voices (Walden Books, 1979)



Stonefish (Short stories: Huia Publishers, 2004)

The Bone People (Spiral Press, 1983)

Te Kaihau: The Windeater (Novella: George Braziller, 1986)


Creative Nonfiction

Homeplaces: Three Coasts of the South Island of New Zealand (autobiography with photographs by Robin Morrison: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989)



Essential New Zealand Short Stories (ed. Bill Sewell: Random House, 2009)

Some Other Country: New Zealand’s Best Short Stories (ed. Bill Manhire: Victoria UP, 2008)

Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (Auckland UP, 2007)

‘Te Kaihau/The Windeater’ in Nine New Zealand Novellas (ed. Peter Simpson: Reed, 2005)

Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English (Auckland UP, 2003)

What I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Twenty-Two New Zealanders (GP Publications, 1993)

Te Whenua, Te Iwi/The Land and The People (ed. Jock Philips: Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, 1987)


‘Inspiration is the name for a privileged kind of listening’ - David Howard

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