Brannavan Gnanalingam's 'Getting Under Sail' tells the story of three New Zealanders on an ad hoc road-trip through West Africa. Starting in Morocco, the three aim to reach Ghana. Via Western Sahara, ..
One day in 1955 the 'father of New Zealand fiction' finds a young woman on his doorstep. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy spell in hospital and is looking for somewhere safe t..
This debut chapbook features poems about real and fictional women from New Zealand history and literature, including Katherine Mansfield and some of her creations, the first permanent lighthouse keepe..
Fleur Adcock's title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species - bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies - celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, f..
In Gleam, Sarah Broom's powerful poems explore the effect of a life-threatening condition by way of the landscapes of the natural world, charting the hardest things in beautiful language. Broom's fort..
Set in a small town in New Zealand, the story is told through the eyes of a gauche thirteen year-old boy called Jimmy Sullivan. It is the haunting tale of a young boy growing up in a catholic househol..
A sparkling, witty and compelling novel based on the tragic rise and fall of the beautiful seventeenth century swordswoman and opera singer, Julie d'Aubigny (also known as La Maupin), a woman whose st..
Kirsty Gunn is known for the powerful use of landscape in her fiction. In Going Bush, landscape again comes to the forefront as she revisits the vistas of her childhood in New Zealand, evoking an ethe..
Gold Rush Otago 1861-64 is about overcoming the dangers posed by the harsh mountainous landscape and furious elements of New Zealand's Otago goldfields. The story, based on fact in terms of time, pla..
Gone: Satirical poems: New & Selected brings together a diverse range of metrical constructions including villanelles, sonnets, raunchy ballads and whimsical ballades. There is an invigorating, sardon..
In early 1914 Frank Wilson and his two close friends, Tom Davis and Robert Sutherland, are growing up in Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand. The coming war in Europe arouses the hopes and dream..
'The sweet daily bread of language. Smell it rising in its given warmth taste it through the stink of tears and yesterdays and eat it anywhere with any angel in sight.' Janet Frame used to keep geese,..
This brand new collection of 28 short stories by Janet Frame spans the length of her career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories has been published in a collection before, an..
To graft something is to fix two things together like tree branches or skin to heal or grow something new. The word graft originates from the Old Norse groftr, meaning to dig, and is also linked with ..
"Green Gecko Dreaming" is a collection of 62 poems written by New Zealand poet and author, Andrew M. Bell. These poems are written in a variety of styles from rhyming forms, such as the villanelle and..
'When I grow up, I want to be the man who says "Mind the gap".' Down the years how your voice, that phrase, have haunted me. -- 'Gap' In his new collection, Harry Ricketts addresses the people and pla..
The brilliant, haunting new novel from the author of the award-winning Mister Pip. A quiet, mysterious, unnamed woman has come from Africa on an impassioned quest. From the shoreline of Tunisia to th..
Hawks is the tale of New Zealand's wild south-west, set during the early years of the venison recovery industry. This was the era when the cowboys rode choppers instead of horses and used semi-automat..
New Zealand has a rich--if often overlooked-- tradition of folk legends and tall tales. The Heading Dog Who Split in Half collects together some of the best of these, artfully adapted as graphic tales..
Headwinds is the story of a man living 'on the lower cheek of the world where the tears fall and turn to ice' who is simultaneously muser and maverick. Lindsay Pope's combination of the domestic and t..
Michael Harlow is a poet, publisher and librettist who lives in Alexandra. Born in the USA with Greek and Ukrainian heritage, he settled in New Zealand in 1968. Michael has published seven collections..
A compelling sequel to the bestselling novel THE DENNISTON ROSE Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now gr..
Michele Leggott's new book of poetry follows on from her previous collection, Mirabile Dictu, in its exploration of light and of gathering dark. Leggott is a poet of the lilting, shining moment and in..
After a short stint in prison on trumped-up charges, the loveable simpleton Donny Mac returns to the house left to him by his grandfather in the small settlement of Manawa, in the shadow of Mt Ruapehu..
Annie Jordan never wanted to go to India: there were too many poor people and the wrong sorts of smells. But when she ends up there anyway, to her great surprise it's not the beggars that cling to her..
Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog...or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert...this is..
When April Turner's small son is killed by a car, she decides she is no longer entitled to anything but the barest existence. Five years on, she has shed everything and everyone she loves, and expects..
The Hill of Wool is a book about memories. Some memories live and grow in families. Some are inspired by rediscovered children's songs and stories. Others are triggered by chance encounters with old b..
In a story based on fact, it is 1912 in the booming New Zealand gold mining town of Waihi. The mine at Martha Hill is the second largest gold mine in the world, yet two teenagers are struggling to kee..
The year is 1896, and young Will is his father's constant companion as the family struggles to make a living on a stubborn pioneer farm. Then fate strikes an unkind blow, and life changes in ways that..
Hokitika, 1865, at the height of the Gold Rush. In a town with a hundred pubs, young Halfie - aka Harvey, Thumbsucker, Bedwetter, Cocoa and Pipsqueak - gets by as best he can. Most of the time he hang..