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by Tanya Moir
This rich and darkly humorous novel is about family history and the power and risk of knowledge. Startlingly...

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Paul Burrell is a children's writer, poet and short story writer, and former Auckland Table Tennis representative....

Our programmes

Writers in Schools

Our Writers in Schools programme has been working with schools across New Zealand to encourage children to read, write, create and learn through books since 1974.


Booknotes Unbound is a vibrant online publishing hub that offers booklovers and readers the world of books with unique New Zealand content.

TRue Stories Told Live

The Book Council has been putting a modern spin on the ancient art of storytelling. Lend your ears to an evening spent in the company of imaginative and inspirational writers. 

International Travel Fund

Our International Travel Fund supports New Zealand writers to reach greater success on the world stage, and showcases our literary culture and heritage to an international audience.


Our unique online biographies of more than 500 writers received more than 200,000 views by readers around the world.


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