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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

  Chasing the Rose: An evening with Andrea di Robilant in Wellington

  Nominate your Great Kiwi Classic

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



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

On Sacred Cows & Literary Canons


Writer Jolisa Gracewood muses on the 'New Zealand literary canon' and what is a Great Kiwi Classic anyway?

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