From the Chatham Islands/ Rekohu to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this quietly powerful and compelling novel confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Maori and Pakeha. In the 1880s, Mere ye..
Whistling in the Dark comprises two approximately equal section: (1) poems and (2) prose poems; both sections were written between 1994 and 2012. The poems cover a range of topics and themes and inclu..
Delving both into 'the worlds of the mind' and 'where he happens to be', Owen Marshall brings us poetry that is steeped in the Classics, history and literature, and yet is alive with the vivid particu..
From the New Zealand author of The Whale Rider, an intriguing novella about the nature of identity, together with its screenplay and many extras about movie making. A medicine woman a giver of life is..
Tusiata Avia's first collection of poetry "Wild Dogs Under My Skirt", draws on two different cultures, and charts the sometimes painful points of their intersection. These poems are both confrontation..
When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bus..
When leading New Zealand poet Cilla McQueen reads her work audiences are captivated not only by her accessible and wide ranging poems, but also by the drama and musicality of her performance. This str..
At the heart of Catherine Chidgey's extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation's dream. It's 1939. Two children watch as their parents ..
In the mid-19th century a woman's place in society - or sphere - was dictated by very different standards and expectations. A Woman's Sphere is the story of Florence Pettigrew's marriage to Charles Sp..
Wonky Optics is Geoff Cochrane's fifteenth collection of poems. He is also the author of two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). Geoff received an Arts Foundation of New Zeala..
This exquisite hand-bound and individually numbered volume was created to celebrate the Seraph Press's 10th anniversary. Seraph Press managing editor took one of her favourite poems from each of the c..
In poems that range from the minimalist to the theatrical, Jane Simpson evokes the fascinatingly unfamiliar world of the Arabian Peninsula, where she found her preconceptions about Muslim women comple..
"Alice Petersen writes as eloquently about the natural world as she does about the world of human emotion and desire."-David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World These lyrical, open-eyed stories are s..
Wit, compassion and insight combine in this entertaining novel that explores the politics and human comedy behind writers' festivals and the publishing industry. Writers' festivals can be hotbeds of l..
This unique novel is both a compelling love story and an insightful writing manual...some of us are not satisfied with that one life, even if it is shared with many friends and relatives. Writers take..
"I am two people now. I have split. One of us will be seeing Caroline's fiance later this evening. The other is smiling politely. He is a square of dark chocolate, my morning espresso, a Kahlua cockta..
From the steam of Joe Tui's long-gone Dunedin fish-and-chip shop to a young possum clinging to a plum tree, via substance-fuelled manic narrative, Zen solitude and vivid evocations of childhood, by tu..
Young Country is a book of poems by twenty-first-century writer Kerry Hines alongside images of colonial New Zealand life by nineteenth-century photographer William Williams. Here, wry, plainspoken bu..