His hand was a gigantic bear claw and swallowed mine and half my forearm too. He had a big man's grip and a real deep voice. 'Welcome to Feallan House. We call it Fell. The sign says Fell, so it's Fe..
Snapshot reconstructions of life on Scotland's remote Kilda island -- ancestral home of McQueens -- open this tenth collection of poetry from Cilla McQueen. The spare life in the place of birds and s..
This story collection by Paula Morris roams the globe and ranges widely in subject matter. From Sunset Boulevard to the beaches of Auckland, from the Bund in Shanghai to the banks of the Danube, from ..
A moving, compelling story about society and our reactions to difference, convincingly evoked, beautifully written. A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his..
Fragments from an Infinite Catalogue is a collection of words and images by a scientist and artist who is fascinated by language. John Ta ne Christeller began writing poems to explain and extend the s..
An anthology of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry and artwork,from established and respected New Zealand writers as well as some lively 'fresh ink' from previously unpublished literary voice..
Further Convictions Pending is the definitive collection of Vincent O'Sullivan's celebrated poetry of the last decade. Forty or so poems from each of four previous volumes are gathered here with forty..
Dan Davin was the author of the only substantial body of war fiction written by a New Zealand soldier during any of the wars of the 20th century in which the nation was engaged. The General and the Ni..
Much sought after by oil companies, 'generation kitchens' are sites where geological forces have combined to create conditions for oil production. By turns brooding and wittily observant, Richard Reev..
After establishing a poetic presence on the literary scene in the early 1960s, Dunedins Alan Roddick published his first collection, The Eye Corrects: Poems 19551965, in 1967. A mere 49 years later co..
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..
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..
This long-awaited poetry collection from award-winning Pasifika poet Karlo Mila spans work written over a decade. The poems are both personal and political. They trace the effect of defining issues su..
Under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, love, lies and disenchantment lead to a menacing showdown in this suspense-filled novel.A foreigner is seriously injured not far from Julia's safe Queenstown hideaw..
Helen Jacobs wrote her first poem nearly fifty years ago in response to a TV programme on nuclear war. Elaine Jakobsson in her life as a local body politician and environmental activist - mayor of Eas..
'The first time I read Freya's work I thought . . . uh oh. And then I thought, you have got to be kidding me. And then I thought, God fucking dammit. And then I walked around the house shaking my head..
For Llew to heal, something must die. Llew, a young pickpocket who lives as a boy on the streets of a wild-west mining town, finds her real problems begin when she survives the gallows. Forced to run,..
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..
High Wire brings together Booker finalist writer Lloyd Jones and artist Euan Macleod. It is the first of a series of picture books written and made for grownups and designed to showcase leading New Ze..
Hoard brings together poems Fleur Adcock had to keep under wraps for several years because they didn't suit the themes of her last two collections, The Land Ballot and Glass Wings. They include reflec..
A timely collection of new and previously published work by one of Aotearoa's most acclaimed poets, How to Be Happy Though Human is Kate Camp's superb seventh book of poetry. It is published simultane..
"In Victoria Broome's long-awaited first collection of poems, against the darkly-lit gloss of past and present Christchurch, Mum and Dad whirl in a dance at The Latimer. Myra and Cissy pose in Cathedr..
In this absorbing poetic memoir of her early life, Cilla McQueen, one of New Zealands major women poets, leads us over the stepping stones of childhood memory, some half submerged, some strong and gli..
In his third collection, Richard Reeve examines a catalogue of historical incidents - from the violence of Tiberius and Edward III to the death of James Cook's Polynesian companion, Tupaia - to illust..
In the Memorial Room is a brilliant black comedy, by the celebrated author of An Angel at My Table. Harry Gill, a moderately successful writer of historical fiction, has been awarded the annual Water..
The Incomplete Poems is both a summation and a wiping clean of the slate. Here, in their definitive versions, are those poems that I am prepared to stand beside as chalk and duster come to rest next t..