The Fish (Penguin, 2022)

High Wire (Fiction/Illustrated: Massey UP, 2020)

The Cage (Penguin, 2018)

Hand Me Down World (Penguin, 2010)

The Man in the Shed (Short stories: Penguin, 2009)

Mr Pip (Penguin, 2006)

Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot (for 9-14 year olds, illustrated by Timon Maxey: Four Winds Press, 2004)

Paint your Wife (Penguin, 2004)

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance (Penguin, 2002)

Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer (for children, illustrated by Graeme Gash: Mallisonson Rendel, 2003)

Book of Fame (Penguin, 2000)

Choo Woo (Victoria UP, 1998)

This House Has Three Walls (Novellas: Victoria UP, 1997)

Biografi: An Albanian Quest (Victoria UP, 1993)

Swimming to Australia (Short stories: Victoria UP, 1991)

Splinter (Hodder & Stoughton, 1988)

Gilmore’s Dairy (Hodder & Stoughton, 1985)


Creative Nonfiction

A History of Silence  (Memoir inspired by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake: Penguin, 2013)

On Getting Old (Four Winds Press, 2005)

On Going to the Movies (Four Winds Press, 2005)

Next to Gods: A Cleaner’s Story (Four Winds Press, 2005)



Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders ([Essays], Upstart, 2021)

Words Chosen Carefully (ed. Siobhan Harvey: Cape Catley Ltd, 2010)

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

The New Zealand Book of the Beach (David Ling Publishing, 2007)

The Best of New Zealand Fiction. Volume Three (Vintage, 2006)

The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories (ed. Michael Morrissey: Flamingo, 2000)

The Oxford Book of New Zealand Short Stories (Oxford UP, 1997)



Into the Field of Play: New Zealand Writers on the Theme of Sport (Tandem Press, 1992)



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