Writers Files

Welcome to the New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa Writers' Files, the most comprehensive online collection of information about Aotearoa writers.

They are regularly updated to include latest writer publications, awards, residencies and other key information, and we add ten new files every year – we’re almost at 700!

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.