James Norcliffe is one of New Zealand's most widely published and anthologised poets. In Dark Days at the Oxygen Cafe, he looks over the shoulders of many characters and creatures, both real and imagi..
In Dark Sparring, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutout..
Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with seven children but it is Sorcha, the youngest child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect their land from the invading Bri..
Anna has flown from New Zealand to her native Prague to nurse her dying mother. The night after the funeral she receives a phone call with the news that her husband Jan has committed suicide in farawa..
After a men s room confrontation with his new boss right-hand man, Maori cop Tito Ihaka has been sent into exile. Out of the blue McGrail summons him back to Auckland. Christopher Lilywhite, the busi..
Tom Spotswood (a.k.a. William McGinty) is an insurance investigator who has lost his socks, his suitcase, his career, his ex-wife and, most importantly, his son, Frank. He is being followed by Robert ..
A number one bestseller, this favourite New Zealand novel captures a real 19th century community. The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coa..
Different Worlds is a character-based drama with a metaphysical flavour, about a family of Dutch immigrants who arrive in New Zealand in the 1950s. The story is a fictional representation of the chall..
The poems and reflections in Dipping into the Well offer thoughtful moments and life giving water for refreshment and spiritual encouragement. The book is made up of a mixture of shorter poems and lon..
The Disinformation Agent uncovers the wartime activities of Carl Fahtenwasser, a former Cambridge philosophy student, who was engaged by Britain's secret service during World War II, to create and dis..
Violetta has a sixth sense when it comes to love, which is why she is 'spiritual leader' of The Secret League of Widowed Darners, an all-but invisible army of ancient Italian widows who spend their ti..
'From the dual viewpoint of both outsider and insider, Leonel Alvarado examines his adopted country with a tender, quizzical eye. Without self-pity, these poems poke at dislocation and the ongoing wor..
On her 49th birthday, Anna Fergusson, Boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut. With her confidence shattered and h..
Eastbourne is a fresh collection of writing that has sprung from Wellington's Eastern Bays. With work by acclaimed New Zealand authors and poets such as Denis Glover, Lloyd Jones, Steve Braunias, Kate..
This beautifully written novel by Laurence Fearnley is about finding love in the most unlikely of places. Set in the southern South Island, it describes the unusual friendship formed between 62-year-o..
Cilla McQueen was New Zealand Poet Laureate 2009-11. One of her writing projects during her time as laureate was Serial, which she described as 'exploring a space between prose and poetry'. It was pub..
Brendan OÆBrien hand-printed the translated selection of Greek epigrams/poems by Vincent OÆSullivan for Otakou Press, University of Otago Library. The title of the work is æEighteenÆ with four origina..
A quirky and heart-warming novel about human relationships and a duck. 'As if it will make up for her loss, they bring Hannah a duckling to care for. They were well meaning, and it could have done the..
Empty Bones is weightlifting, infidelity, drunk driving, facelifts and childbirth - it's a family and their weekend reunion. It is Lisbon to Madrid on the night train and Auckland to Wellington on a m..
'Enough,' the boy coughed as he and his father walked down the cobbled street. ;Enough,' the father said, and rested his hand on his son's shoulder. But the pleading in his voice and the darkness that..
In this new collection of poetry and short stories, beloved Pacific writer Serie Barford reflects on the entangled history of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Here peoples and cultures meet and in..