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New Zealand Authors

New Zealand has many famous authors, including famous children's writer Margaret Mahy and Witi Ihimaera who wrote the novel that became the critically acclaimed movie Whale Rider.

Other famous New Zealand writers include:


  • Patricia Grace
  • Albert Wendt
  • Maurice Gee
  • Keri Hulme
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Margaret Mahy
  • Witi Ihimaera

For a full list of New Zealand Writers see:


  • James Brown
  • Sam Hunt
  • Allen Curnow
  • Jenny Bornholdt
  • Cilla McQueen
  • Elizabeth Smither
  • Ian Wedde

For a full list of New Zealand Poets see: