Chappy (Penguin Random House, 2015)

Haka (Children & YA: Huia, 2015)

Whiti te Rā! (Children & YA [Maori language edition]: Huia, 2015)

Ned and Katina (Penguin, 2009)

Maraea and the Albatrosses (Children’s: Penguin, 2008)

Ko Maraea Me Nga Toroa (Children’s [Maori language edition]: Penguin, 2008)

Small Holes in the Silence (Short stories: Penguin, 2006)

Tu (Penguin, 2004)

Dogside Story (Penguin, 2001; The Women’s Press, Great Britain, 2001)

Baby No-Eyes (Penguin (NZ) Ltd 1999; University of Hawaii Press, USA, 1999; The Women’s Press, Great Britain, 1999; German translation, Unionsverlag, Zurich 1999)

Ma Wai? (Children’s [with Kerehi Waiariki and Brian Gunson]: Manu Kopere and Huia Publishers 1998)

Ko Au Tenei (Children’s [with Kerehi Waiariki and Brian Gunson]: Manu Kopere and Huia Publishers, 1998)

Kei Te Retireti Au (Children’s: Huia Publishers, 1997)

Unter dem Manukabaum (Short stories for children: Nagel and Kimche 1995)

Collected Stories (Stories from first three collections: Penguin Books, 1994)

The Sky People (Short stories: Penguin Books, 1994; The Women’s Press, Great Britain, 1995; Translated as La Gente Del L’Argonauta, 2000)

Cousins (Penguin Books, 1992; The Women’s Press, Great Britain 1993; University of Hawaii Press, USA, 1998; German translation, Unionsverlag, Zurich, 1997; Loius Braille Book,  South Yarra, Vic, Australia)

Selected Stories (Stories from first three collections: Penguin Books, 1991)

Electric City & Other Stories (Short stories: Penguin, 1987; Electirique Citie, French translation by Jean Anderson and Anne Magnan-Park)

Potiki (Penguin Books, 1986; The Women’s Press, Great Britain 1987; University of Hawaii Press, USA 1995; Translated into Finnish, Kaantopiiri, Helsinki 1990; German, Unionsverlag, Zurich 1993; French, Arlea, 1993; Dutch, De Geus 1994; Spanish, Txalaparta Publishing House, 1999)

The Trolley (Children’s: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. 1993)

Te Toneke (Children’s [Maori language edition]: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd, Puffin, 1993)

Tuna O Le Kapisivai Ma Tamaiti O Champion Street (Children’s [Samoan language edition]: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. Puffin 1988)

Te Tuna Watakirihi Me Nga Tamariki O Te Tiriti O (Children’s: Maori language edition]: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd Puffin 1985)

Ahakoa He Iti / Ma Wai? / He Aha Te Mea Nui? / Ko Au Tenui (Children’s Maori Language Readers: Longman Paul, 1985)

Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street (Children’s: Puffin, 1985, Longman Paul, Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. 1984)

Ko Areta Me Nga Kawhai (Children’s [Maori Language edition]: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd, 1984)

Areta and the Kahawai (Children’s: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. 1984)

The Kuia and the Spider (Children’s: Kidsarus 2 Inc. and Longman Paul 1981; Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. Puffin 1981)

Te Kuia Me Te Pungawerewere (Children’s [Maori language edition]: Kidsarus 2 Inc. and Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd. Puffin 1981)

The Dream Sleepers & Other Stories (Short stories: Longman Paul, 1980; Penguin Books, 1986)

Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps (Longman Paul, 1978; Penguin Books, 1986; Women’s Press Livewire 1988; Cambridge University Press 1991)

Waiariki & Other Stories (Short stories: Longman Paul, 1975; Penguin Books, 1986)


Creative Nonfiction

From the Centre: A Writer’s Life (Memoir: Penguin, 2021)

Ned and Katina (Penguin, 2009)

The Silent Migration (With Irihapeti Ramsden and Jonathan Dennis, Huia Publishers, 2001)


Anthologies & Journals

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing (ed. Harry Rickets and Gavin McLean: Penguin Random House, 2015)

Anthology of New Zealand Literature (eds. Jane Stafford and Mark Williams: Auckland UP, 2012)

The Awa Book of New Zealand Sports Writing (ed. Harry Ricketts: Awa Press 2010)

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)

The New Zealand Book of the Beach 2 (David Ling Publishing, 2008)

Myths of the 21st century (Reed, 2006)

Seven New Zealand Novellas (Reed, 2003)

Another 30 New Zealand Books for Children (ed. Barabara Else, illustrator David Elliot: Random House, 2002)

Where’s Waari (ed. Ihimaera: Reed Books, 2000)

30 New Zealand Children’s Stories (ed. Jo Noble: Random House, 2000)

Grand Stands (ed. Barbara Else: Vintage, 2000)

Small Packages (Longman, 2000)

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

New Zealand Love Stories (Oxford UP, 1999)

Lake, Mountain, Tree (ed. Philip Temple: Godwit 1998)

Growing Up Maori (ed. Ihimaera:Tandem, 1998)

100 New Zealand Short Short Stories (ed. Lay:Tandem Press, 1997)

The Picador Book of Contemporary Fiction (ed. Fergus Barrowman: Picador, 1996)

Anna Rutherford’s Collection: Crossing and Journeys (ed. Duder/Nieuwenhuisen: Mammoth, 1995)

Short Stories from Australia & New Zealand (Cornelsen, 1995)

Tart and Juicy (ed. Gifkins:Vintage New Zealand, 1994)

Te Ao Marama Volume 4 (ed. Ihimaera: Reed NZ Ltd. 1994)

Burning Boats (ed. Marshall: Longman Paul, 1994)

New Zealand Short Stories (ed. O’Sullivan: Oxford UP, 1994)

The Storyteller – Short Stories From Around the World (ed. Barry/Griffen: Nelson Canada, 1992)

My Father and Me: New Zealand Women Remember (ed Hanson:Tandem Press, 1992)

The Puffin NZ Story Book (ed. Gawith: Penguin (NZ), 1991)

Falling off the Edge of the World (ed. Gawith: Penguin (NZ) Ltd. 1991)

Tabasco Sauce and Icecream (ed. Wevers: McMillan (NZ), 1990)

Our Own Country (ed. Kedgley: Penguin (NZ), 1989)

A Woman’s Life (ed. Else/Roberts: Penguin (NZ), 1989)

Six by Six (ed. Manhire: Victoria UP, 1989)

In Deadly Earnest (ed. McNaughton: Century Hutchison, 1989)

Contemporary NZ Short Stories (ed. Davis/Haley: Penguin (NZ), 1989)

Goodbye to Romance (ed. Webby/Wevers: Allen and Unwin 1989)

Island Magazine (Salamanca Place, Hobart, Australia, 1988)

Women’s Work (ed. McLeod/Wevers: Oxford UP, 1985)

Some Other Country (ed. McLeod/ Manhire: Bridget Williams Books, 1984, 1992)

New Zealand Short Stories (ed. Wevers: Oxford University Press, 1984)

New Zealand Now (ed. Gadd: Longman Paul, 1983)

Ten Modern New Zealand Short Story Writers (ed. Meikle: Longman Paul, 1976)

New Zealand Short Stories (ed. O’Sullivan: Oxford 1975)

Short Stories by New Zealanders, Two (ed. Meikle: Longman Paul, 1974)

My New Zealand Junior (ed. Gadd: Longman Paul 1974)

NZ Listener Short Stories (ed. Manhire: Methuen, 1973)

Short Stories by New Zealanders, One (ed. Meikle: Longman Paul, 1972)

Contemporary Maori Writing (ed. Orbell: Reed 1970)

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