New Zealand fiction reading guide

New Zealand fiction reading guide

The people, places, language and history of our country as reflected by Kiwi authors.

Fiction by New Zealand writers can reveal something of our national character - our obsessions, language, traditions, and ways of thinking. Find familiar settings, or hidden corners, characters you recognise or those that challenge, and more, in the fiction of Aotearoa.

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New Zealand fiction reading lists

New Zealand fiction sub-genre lists

New Zealand Contemporary Fiction

If you enjoy stories with recognisable people, settings, and experiences why not try some contemporary Kiwi fiction?

If you like ... Māori Fiction Authors

The following writers embody the rich tradition of Māori writing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

New Zealand Fiction by women

An eclectic mix of books by women exploring themes of family life, relationships, culture clash and belonging from a unique Kiwi perspective

New Zealand Fiction - Award Winners

Novels by New Zealand authors which have been lauded with awards and critical acclaim, making their way into the New Zealand literary canon.

Short Stories - Aotearoa/New Zealand

Short stories written by a range of Kiwi authors, including classics from literary greats through to modern takes from fresh talent.

New Zealand Fiction - Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi

A selection of titles celebrating Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-Fi born from the minds of talented, sometimes legendary New Zealand authors.

New Zealand Historical Fiction

These titles all offer a glimpse into New Zealand's past and how it might have been to live, love and survive in those times.

New Zealand Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi

A selection of titles celebrating Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-Fi born from the minds of talented New Zealand authors.

New Zealand crime fiction

Blood-soaked, intricately plotted stories, detectives, seedy urban settings, and often dark humour - explore the darker side of Kiwi fiction

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