Little Joker Sings (Random House, 2013)

Lucky Bastard (Random House, 2007)

Iridescence (Vintage, 2003)

Boy Overboard (Vintage, 1997)

One of Them! (Vintage, 1997)

Duration of a Kiss (Secker & Warburg, 1994)

Dangerous Desires (Short story collection: Reed Books, 1991)


Creative Nonfiction

Hello Darkness (Cloud Ink Press, 2019)

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā History (Massey UP, 2018)

Journey to a Hanging (Random House, 2014)

The Hungry Heart: Journeys with William Colenso (2005)

On Going to the Movies (Series editor Lloyd Jones: Four Winds Press, 2005)

Long Loop Home: a memoir (Vintage, 2001)



The Cat’s Whiskers: New Zealand Writers on Cats (Edited by Peter Wells: Vintage, 2005)

Best Mates: Gay Writing in Aotearoa New Zealand (Edited by Peter Wells and Rex Pilgrim: Reed, 1997)

'I felt energised by the freedom of 'making things up’' - Maxine Alterio

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