Donate now

Andrea di Robilant

Great Kiwi Classic 2015


Books and reading change lives. Writers shape our culture. We spread the word.

Our mission is to champion the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, and to lead the promotion and nurturing of NZ writers, writing and books.

Book Council News

  Nominate your Great Kiwi Classic

  Young authors & readers to create soundtracks for e-books in the classroom

  Stellar writers spin true stories at LitCrawl event in Wellington



Writers, journalists, reviewers, editors, Ministers and MPs on their Books of the Year – and more – on our booklovers' hub, Booknotes Unbound.

Nominate your Great Kiwi Classic


The hunt for the Great Kiwi Classic returns in 2015 and New Zealand readers nationwide are invited to nominate their favourites.

Subscribe to our newsletter


Our newsletter features author insights, previews, giveaways, events, our news, and more. Read our latest newsletter here.

Principal funder

Major partners




Phone 0064 4 801 5546
Level 4, Stephenson & Turner House, 156 Victoria St, Te Aro,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand