New Zealand Literature File


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.

Locating Material

To locate material listed in the file, check Voyager, the Library catalogue of the University of Auckland, 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:

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 gratefully 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 greatfully acknowledges the nzepc for permission to use a selection of its author portraits.

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Other New Zealand Databases

Index New Zealand
Indexes the contents of a wide range of New Zealand publications.

Newztext Plus
Provides the full text of many newspapers and magazines indexed in INNZ. A useful source for book reviews of New Zealand literature

Te Puna
A national catalogue with links to library holdings.

NRAM - 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.

A comprehensive list of databases can be found on the Library Languages & Literature Databases page.

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