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..
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..
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..
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..
A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance, and every platf..
In this first poetry collection from Dunedin writer and historian Heather Bauchop, an unnamed man navigates his past across distant oceans to the cold island of his family; the same man, working as an..
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..
After the events described in Vanda Symon's debut crime novel Overkill, our hero Sam is now training to be a detective at Dunedin Central. The novel begins with the brutal murder of a young female stu..
In a whirlwind of fire and carnage, Attila the Hun wheels half a million horsemen towards Roman territory. In his path, corruption and greed have undermined the ancient empire and the vacillating empe..
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.