In this powerful collection, Amy Leigh Wicks takes the reader on a literal journey from New York City to Wellington and Kaikoura, and on an emotional journey from youth into `the dangerous country of ..
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..
Katherine Mansfield created some of literature's most chilling characters, not least Harry Kember and his wife. They seemed out of place among the families enjoying summer holidays at Wellington's Day..
The incredible story, for the first time told in novel form, of Phar Lap, the racehorse that became a champion, and then a legend. And he's done it folks ...Phar Lap first, daylight second. In a new n..
A beautiful New Zealand summer. An ugly past that won't stay buried. Paediatric surgeon Claire Bowerman has reluctantly returned to Auckland from London. Calm, rational and in control, she loves delic..
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..
Simon Sweetman - blogger, reviewer, podcaster, and author of On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics - releases his first poetry collection, The Death of Music Journalism. Simon's been writ..
A fascinating novel about a house with a fanciful little turret, built by a river. Unfolding within its rooms are lives of event and emotional upheaval. A lot happens. And the tumultuous events of the..
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..
'I was definitely blown away by the writing and the storytelling... such great insight into their personalities, desires and fears that it was impossible not to fall in love with them.' - Jenna, Readi..
18 year old Andy Ingle, with his yellow typewriter called Half-Arse under his arm, embarks on one of the great Kiwi road trips, hitchhiking from Palmerston North to Dunedin, over to the West Coast and..
From the moment in mid-1965 when the urgent, cheeky, street smart rap of 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' burst out of the family radio, Bob Dylan's voice has been embedded in the soundtrack of Jeffrey P..
Fresh, different and exquisitely written, this is an exciting debut novel. One day we were in a dream world, where Julia was dead and the space where she once was became large and silent, and then we ..
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..
"I know this sounds crazy but there was blue light coming out of his hands and I could feel all my pain flowing out of me." When Dean Bradley is brutally murdered for his new shoes, undertaker Ken Tam..
Robert McLean is a defiantly modernist poet who often uses traditional metres and rhyme to explore the complexities of history and selfhood. His intellectually cosmopolitan and questioning verse attem..
'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..
After an international meltdown, New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, has shut down. No electricity, no broadband, and people are in survival mode - at least until somebody turns the lights ..
A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong? Rock Oyster Island. It's a slack kind of place, but that's the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned..
A mysterious doppelganger sister, a newborn baby, a boy in a mural, a detective, a former lover, a student stalker ... are they real or imagined? Building on Diane Brown's tradition of extended poetic..
'I was now an established citizen with little hope of returning across the frontier; I was in the crazy world, separated now by more than locked doors and barred windows from the people who called the..
Riffing on truth, lies and secrets, this collection uses fiction to explore fact, and fact to explore fiction. Fictional characters muse upon the truth behind real people, non-fiction pieces contain s..
'I have no words.' This is so often our response to grief and loss, when dealing with it ourselves or consoling others. Elizabeth's father took his own life in 2012. Unable to find words of her own to..
A new collection of poetry by a self-confessed 'ranter', Fast Talker is energetic, contemporary, and filled with an emphatic, punchy political and social awareness. Some of the poems are indeed Egglet..
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..
Every day we find ourselves in many spaces - green fields, force fields, playing fields, battlefields, left field or right field - where the ground rules differ and it's important to stay aware of the..
Refugees, philosophers, and Mesolithic woodworkers, Napoleon, Tarkovsky, Anne Sexton, John Mulgan and Dan Davin are just some of the encounters to be had as we journey from the Canterbury Plains to Ra..