Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn't drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories for a large American comics publisher and staring ..
On first publication in 1987 this novel of the campaign of Maori rebel Te Kooti won New Zealand's premier literary award and was judged one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Rev..
Jenny Bornholdt is the major New Zealand poet of her generation. Her new Selected Poems provides a full representation of her work through nine collections and nearly thirty years. Favourite short poe..
Denis Glover wrote New Zealand's most famous poem, yet his work has fallen in and out of print over the years. First published in 1995, Bill Manhire's selection is based on Glover's own 1981 Selected ..
'I was jealous of her writing. The only writing I have ever been jealous of.' Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was not the only writer to admire Mansfield's work: Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, and Eliza..
Presenting thirty-five stories from seven collections published over more than forty years, Vincent O'Sullivan's Selected Stories is a milestone in the career of one of New Zealand's leading writers.
The Sets returns again and again to the ever-present sea - as a metaphor, a mirror, a compan-ion and an otherworld that contains our dreams and nightmares. Dunedin poet Victor Billot finds in the Sout..
Rhian Gallagher's second collection - her first with a New Zealand publisher - encompasses a departure from London, where she lived for 18 years, and a return to her country of birth. In three parts, ..
`I've begun to think of short poems as being the literary equivalent of the small house movement. Small houses contain the same essential spaces as large houses do. Both have places in which to eat, s..
Since June is a poised and confident first book of poems. These deceptively simple, conversational poems tell stories and capture details of daily existence, but then take odd and surprising turns. La..
The poems in Sinking Lessons portray the vitality of a world full of things and beings we too often disregard, using language that vibrates in harmony with the lively tales it tells - from small, ever..
The collected poems of New Zealand's best-loved poet in a handsome volume. "A poem is a ripple of words on water wind-huffed ..." This volume showcases the finest examples of Hone's poetry, from his e..
Is our identity more of a composite than we realise? We often think of ourselves as formed from our core values or our DNA, but in Social Media, Mary Macpherson explores identity as a creation of the ..
Breen sometimes thought sourly that Tiger Jackson would have made a good fascist. He told unreliable stories, he liked power and admiration, and he had all three military virtues- self-belief, luck, a..
First published in 1984, Some Other Country quickly became established as New Zealand's essential single-volume anthology of short stories, and has since been enjoyed by many thousands of visitors, st..
A story of colonial New Zealand and the mystery girl who rose from the slums to become a force to be reckoned with. It is 1858 in boom town Dunedin. Dreamers and vagabonds are pouring into the new col..
This new collection of poetry will enchant and provoke, comfort and delight. From the hilarious 'True Pregnancy Tales' to the sobering 'The First Stone', in which the author recounts her small child g..
Judging her first Landfall Essay Competition in 2018, Landfall editor Emma Neale was seriously challenged. The overall high quality of the 90 submissions made it impossible to choose. After a nails-bi..
Three misfits - close to genius, close to the brink - come together in a desperate love triangle in this compelling novel. When Bright is suddenly catapulted to fame, he can't cope with the pressure. ..
rin's mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task ..
There was an old man who lived on the edge of the world and he had a horse called Sydney Bridge Upside Down. He was a scar-faced old man and his horse was a slow-moving bag of bones, and I start with ..
Tail of the Taniwha is a collection of short stories by writer, poet and playwright Courtney Sina Meredith that builds on the themes and ideas of her signature publications, Brown Girls in Bright Red ..
"Today, it's the jacket's turn to take me for a walk instead of the dog." In this new collection, Dunedin's unofficial but authentic poet laureate--between revisiting 1950s childhood and destroying a ..
Piquant, frank, open, wistful, tender, funny this personal memoir by Diane Brown is deftly marbled throughout with social history. From carefully chosen anecdotes it slowly unfolds a vivid and compell..
Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekor..