A fascinating, moving novel based on the real life of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast. Dieffenbach arrived in New Zealand in 1839 as a naturalist. What he discovered ..
Award-winning author C.K. Stead takes us to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation. The Necessary Angel is a story of people grappling with love and fidelity;..
Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthda..
I think it's fair to say I was rewarded, praised, applauded, more than most fathers. Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead..
Here for the first time in one volume, are Maurice Shadbolt's three best-selling and award-winning novels The House of Strife, Monday's Warriors and Season of the Jew. Together they comprise his New Z..
Nice morning for it, Adam continues and builds on the achievement of Vincent O'Sullivan's recent highly-regarded collections, Lucky Table and Seeing you Asked. These poems reveal a powerful intellect ..
In this highly entertaining novel, Edith Wharton is variously reimagined- as a host in the afterlife, a historical figure in a modern novella, and as an elusive presence in the pages of her own writin..
Set in a turbulent period of goldfields' history, "The Nine Lives of Kitty K." paints a vivid picture of pioneer life as told by the sons and daughters of those who lived it and survived the terrible ..
No Man's Land is a historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to w..
Ruth France published two collections of poetry in the 1950s and 1960s under the pseudonym Paul Henderson. A selection of these along with poems from a third collection, which remained in manuscript a..
One of New Zealand's most versatile writers, Fiona Farrell has published four collections of poetry over 25 years, from Cutting Out (1987) to The Broken Book (2011). Nouns, verbs, etc. collects the be..
A New Zealand classic, this novel is a raw and powerful portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society. Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked-about books ever published in New Ze..
Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked about books ever published in New Zealand and now the basis of a major New Zealand film. This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompr..
The ones who keep quiet for the longest are the dead, yet there are echoes of them everywhere. A turn of the head brings a glimpse of a Victorian banker retrieving his top hat from the gutter. A walk ..
So the day promised fair, and the sea lay like a quilt with the waves tucked under, and the trees wavering like leafless water, cut to fit from a transparent block of blue air and frost. Owls Do Cry t..
Against the historical background of the turbulent events that surrounded the village of Parihaka in the 1870s and 1880s, Witi Ihimaera tells the fictional story of Erenora. Parihaka is a place she ca..
his is the voice of someone who is both at home and not at home in the world. Sam Duckor-Jones's wonderfully fresh, funny, dishevelled poems are alive with art-making and fuelled by a hunger for intim..
Born in 1949, Bluff-based Cilla McQueen is one of New Zealand's best-loved poets. Poeta: Selected and New Poems brings together a definitive selection of her poetry spanning five decades, arranged by ..
Each year Poetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, rounds up new poetry, reviews and essays, making it the ideal way to catch up with the latest poetry from both established..
Each year Poetry New Zealand, this country's longest-running poetry magazine, rounds up important new poetry, reviews and essays, making it the ideal way to catch up with the latest poetry from both e..
In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and confusion - and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's s..
This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakama and kitsch and emerges d..
Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zea..
Pru lives quietly but luxuriously on an estate in Canterbury. She has been married to Guy for a quarter of a century. She hasn't had sex for ten years. 'Why the hell do I live my life this way?' she s..
In this pioneering anthology, two leading Maori poets and scholars collect together the major Maori poetic voices in English and let flow a wellspring of Maori poetry. From revered established writers..
Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no-one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a..
Funny and moving, this novel subverts notions of 'man vs. wild' while showcasing women's strength and purpose, and the power of friendship and laughter. Loretta is a school librarian, who embarks on c..
Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned ..
In ransack, essa may ranapiri addresses the difficulty of assembling and understanding a fractured, unwieldy self through an inherited language - a language whose assumptions and expectations ultimate..
The poems in Janis Freegard's new collection take their starting point from the poet's daily ritual of reading the tea leaves while writing in the Ema Saiko room in the Wairarapa. This leads to unexpe..
Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best..
Ribbons of Grace is set in Arrowtown, a frontier town with an explosive mix of inhabitants, during the Otago goldrush of the 1860s. It focuses on the love affair between Ming Yuet, a young Chinese wom..