This absorbing story is set in Greytown, in the Wairarapa, in the late 1860s.
Greytown, a Small Farms Settlement, was the first inland township in New Zealand, but its beginnings were very like those elsewhere. A Better Place is a story ab... read more
A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband and vilified throughout... read more
The most dangerous people are those with the most to lose. It is 1887. The young colony of New Zealand is in the grip of a deep depression. Insolvent speculators conspire with corrupt politicians while Maori land slips from the hands of its owners.
Into this landscape of barely suppressed confli... read more
"She is a giant among prose writers in English. It is impossible to call yourself well-read if you have not yet discovered Janet Frame"- Stephanie Dowrick, Sydney Morning HeraldHere at last is the opportunity for New Zealand readers to discover two of Janet F... read more
Kat has never wanted to live a small, everyday sort of life. She's an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual fare. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love ... read more
Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.
Life isn't always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young da... read more
In the foreground of All Visitor's Ashore is a set of bizarre characters, all of whom seem bent on escaping from New Zealand into a larger world. The 1951 waterfront lockout is on, the harbour is full of cargo vessels, but the passenger ships continue to sail. One by on... read more
New Zealand Fiction
|Awards:||Winner of the USP Press Literature Prize|
In Ancestry Albert Wendt introduces us to a cast of characters who live life balanced between the Samoan and Palagi worlds. Andrea’s husband is surprised when she gets up early one Anzac Day to take their daughter and half-Palagi grandson to the dawn parade. Later that day A... read more
This rich and darkly humorous novel is about family history and the power and risk of knowledge.
'I want to tell you a story about my mother, although of course it is also mine u inherited, along with dangly earlobes and a horror of deep water.'
Janine's mother ha... read more