This file is a selective list of New Zealand and Pacific authors' work and provides references to biographical and critical material. It was compiled initially by Library staff to assist students enrolled in courses for New Zealand Literature, and continues to be maintained for that purpose. The authors who are represented are generally those whose work is, or has been, studied at the University of Auckland.
To locate material listed in the file, check Voyager or the catalogue of a library to which you are affiliated.
Two standard works that provide information about authors, including others who are not represented in this file, are:
- Sturm, Terry, ed. The Oxford history of New Zealand literature in English. 2nd ed. Auckland : Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Robinson, Roger, and Nelson Wattie, eds. The Oxford companion to New Zealand literature. Melbourne; Auckland : Oxford University Press, 1998.
If you are not a member of the University of Auckland Library, check the availability of these titles at your library.
Please be aware that these references do not necessarily conform to any recognised citation style.
The University of Auckland acknowledges the support of National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, in allowing the inclusion of citation records sourced from INNZ. Users of New Zealand Literature File may not on-sell, sub-license or otherwise distribute or deal with the records from the File.
The Author Images
The New Zealand Literature File acknowledges the nzepc for permission to use a selection of its author portraits.
Other New Zealand Databases
Index New Zealand
Indexes the contents of a wide range of New Zealand publications.
Provides the full text of many newspapers and magazines indexed in INNZ. A useful source for book reviews of New Zealand literature
A national catalogue with links to library holdings.
Community Archive : National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
Archives and manuscripts collections reported to the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts / Te Raarangi Puuranga, Tuhinga Ake o te Motu, from repositories throughout New Zealand.