Writers Files

Welcome to the Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Writers' Files, the most comprehensive online collection of information about Aotearoa New Zealand's writers.

They are regularly updated to include latest writer publications, awards, residencies and other key information, and we add a minimum of ten new files every year.

150 of the entries are reprinted biographies from the Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature (ed. Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie, 1998). We’ve supplemented these Companion entries with new information.