In 'S Day' and Afterwards a fictional stroke victim shares her thoughts and feelings about language in general, her specific speech and language difficulties and the influence her condition has on her..
The poetry collection composed of Gus's popular performance pieces, revisited work from the past and brand new poems specifically written for this publication. Edited by Laurice Gilbert - this first p..
The second rivetting installment in The Smuggler's Wife series by one of our leading historical novelists. She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung pa..
Albert Wendt's new collection of short stories explores the nature of family, tradition and culture through the eyes of those seemingly caught between the realities of modern contemporary life and the..
That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. A writing desk lies open and you..
Linley Jones combines many settings and themes in her first collection of short stories, covering a wide range of human emotions and settings - From the joys of a NZ childhood-the stink of rotten egg..
April is a narrative poem which reflects on the transition from late summer to early winter, in particular as it evolves in the south. Anzac Day and reflections on the place of Gallipoli in the April ..
In The Art of Excavation, poet Leilani Tamu delves into the complex and multifaceted nature of the region that we know as the Pacific. In poetry that is by turns fierce and political, tender and insig..
Reclusive, best-selling author, Charlotte Day, no longer has the passion to write. Wanting to boost her profile, her manager sends Emma Wade, a young freelance journalist to write a series of publicit..
When their mother is committed to a psychiatric hospital by their father, Vera and her twin sister, Violet, are sent to live with their father's mother in a poor suburb of Christchurch. When this arra..
From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Wiremu Te Rangikaheke's letters to Katherine Mansfield's notebooks, Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders have s..
How do you choose between love and honour? Fleance, the 2-year old son of Scottish thane Banquo has been living rough in the words of northern England since he escaped on that fateful night ten years ..
'My war was a good war, as was the next one. Your father's is a bad one. But in the end it makes no difference. It's all war. It's always the same.' A man at the end of his life, trying to make sense ..
Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intell..
A bold exploration of the concept of mana, undertaken in resonant poetry and short prose pieces. Completed on the Michael King Writers' Centre Maori Writer's Residency 2011. Ben Brown (Ngati Paoa, Nga..
The night before Daisy dies in her hospice bed, Dorothy, her lifelong friend, witnesses her mysterious dying words. The meaning only becomes clear after reading Daisy's diaries, left to Dorothy in her..
Breton Dukes stands in the great tradition of New Zealand writers - Frank Sargeson, Maurice Duggan, Owen Marshall - who have looked at men's lives. The portraits in Dukes' stories are searingly fresh,..
Birthright is the heart-stopping conclusion to T. K. Roxborogh's epic Banquo's Son series. Fleance, King of Scotland, has made a political marriage to Rachel, the sister of dead King Duncan. It may se..
A compelling rural romance set in the rugged high country of New Zealand's South Island. Four generations of the Black family have farmed Blackpeak Station. Next in line, or so she believes, is Charlo..
A mother and daughter arrive at Blackpeak Vineyard in search of a new life and new love in this sizzling romance. Longing for a new life in the country, former television executive Lizzie Harrington s..
Loyalty, betrayal, murder...and merlot. Hidden away in a witness protection programme on an idyllic island vineyard in New Zealand, Vinnie Whitney-Ross could be forgiven for thinking he has escaped th..
Fleance is the new king of Scotland, but he is the ruler of a divided nation. Rebels who dispute his claim to the throne are raiding villages throughout the country, spreading uncertainty and terror. ..
It is the fourteenth century and Florence is a bustling city, generating considerable wealth from its thriving woollen cloth industry and famed banking houses. Curious, capable and determined, Cammill..
The Book of Fame won the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the 2001 Montana Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize in 2003. In 1905 a motley group of young New Zealand rugby players sets out by s..