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List of the most popular authors from New Zealand, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Kiwi authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Kiwi writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List is made up of a variety of authors, including Neville Peat and Charles Elworthy.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from New Zealand?" and "Who are the best Kiwi authors?"

For further information on these historic Kiwi authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Kiwi authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Joy Cowley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Joy Cowley Red-eyed tree frog, Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey, Chameleon^! chameleon

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Eric Partridge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Eric Partridge A dictionary of the underworld, A Charm of Words, Frank Honywood

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Mary Anne Barker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Mary Anne Barker Remembered with affection, This troublesome world or 'Bet of Stow.', Spring comedies

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Richard Curtis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Richard Curtis Love actually, The King Who Killed the Minotaur, Affording Access to Quality Care

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Frank Sargeson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Frank Sargeson A man and his wife, Conversation in a train and other critical writing, The Stories of Frank Sargeson

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Margaret Mahy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Margaret Mahy 24 hours, The Catalogue of the Universe, The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance

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Elizabeth Laird is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Elizabeth Laird The day Patch stood guard, The day Veronica was nosy, The Garbage King

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Robyn Donald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Robyn Donald Paradise Lost, The Colour Of Midnight (Secrets) (Harlequin Presents^! No. 1714), Island Enchantment

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Jane Campion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Jane Campion EXITO. Spanische Handelskorrespondenz, Das Piano. Roman, Jane Campion's The Piano

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Ngaio Marsh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Ngaio Marsh Last ditch, Killer Dolphin, Final Curtain

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Hugh Walpole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Hugh Walpole The Dark Forest, Rogue Herries, The cathedral

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Richard O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Richard O'Brien The Rocky Horror Show

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Daphne Clair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Daphne Clair Infamous Bargain, Edge Of Deception, Flame on the Horizon

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Pamela Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Pamela Stephenson How to Be a Complete Bitch, Bravemouth

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Andrew Niccol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Andrew Niccol The Truman show

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Janet Frame is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Janet Frame The Carpathians, A state of siege, Daughter Buffalo

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Tim Hewat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Tim Hewat Who made the Mabo mess, Banking on the Bendigo, The Comet riddle

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R. M. Lockley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
R. M. Lockley No Royalty A/C Trav.guide Channel Islands, Saga of the Grey Seal, Ocean Wanderers

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Vincent Ward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Vincent Ward The navigator

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Ruth Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Ruth Park Playing Beatie Bow, Things in Corners, The Harp in the South

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Hayley Westenra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Hayley Westenra Hayley Westenra

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Rewi Alley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Rewi Alley Fruition, Amongst hills and streams of Hunan--in the fall of 1962, Land and folk in Kiangsi

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J. Oswald Sanders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
J. Oswald Sanders Christ Indwelling and Enthroned, The pursuit of the holy, Disfrutemos de intimidad con Dios

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Elizabeth Knox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Elizabeth Knox The high jump, Black oxen, Dreamhunter

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David Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
David Hill An atlas of Anglo-Saxon England, Modern Matrix Algebra, Viva Colores: Un Saludo a La Indomable Gente De Guatamala

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David Bishop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
David Bishop Silencer, Introduction to Cryptography with Java Applets, Valentine'S Child

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John Money is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
John Money Gendermaps, A standardized road-map test of direction sense, Gay

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Christian Karlson Stead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Christian Karlson Stead The Death of the Body, Sister Hollywood, The Black River

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Michael King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Michael King Te Puea, a biography, New Zealanders at war

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Maurice Shadbolt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Maurice Shadbolt Season of the Jew, Monday's Warriors, Dove on the Water

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Colin Mason is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Colin Mason Understanding Indonesia, A short history of Asia, Promoting Informal Venture Capital

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Pamela Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Pamela Allen Who Sank the Boat?, Mr. Archimedes' bath, A lion in the night

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Barry Crump is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Barry Crump Hang on a Minute Mate, FRED, Scrapwagon

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Lynley Dodd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Lynley Dodd Zachary Quack^! minimonster, Slinky Malinki Open The Door, A dragon in a wagon

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Anne Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Anne Kennedy Let's Feed the Animals, Buck Mountain poems, A boy & his uncle

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Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Ernest Rutherford The Newer Alchemy, Radiations from Radioactive Substances, Present problems of radioactivity

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John Feeney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
John Feeney Egyptian Soups: Hot and Cold, Inside the Poker Mind, Worm Friday

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Maurice Gee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Maurice Gee In My Father's Den, The fire-raiser, The fat man

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Walter Nash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Walter Nash The Day of the Airship, Social progress in New Zealand, New Zealand

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Richard Hadlee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Richard Hadlee Howzat! Hadlee's Tales from the Boundary, At the Double, Hadlee on cricket

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Dorothy Wall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Dorothy Wall Blinky Bill, Meet Blinky Bill, Blinky Bill and the Pelicans

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Gu Cheng is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Gu Cheng Nameless flowers, Selected poems, Sea of dreams

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Bruce Mason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Bruce Mason The End of the Golden Weather, Blood of the Lamb, or

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Danny Morrison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Danny Morrison Mad As I Wanna Be, The Junior Cricket Diary

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Robert Stout is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Robert Stout Public education in New Zealand: a speech delivered by the Hon. Robert Stout, minister of education in the House of Representatives, July 21

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Nancy Wake is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Nancy Wake La Gestapo m'appelait la souris blanche, The autobiography of the woman the Gestapo called the White Mouse

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Barbara Anderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Barbara Anderson Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians, Collected Stories, Proud Garments

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Roger Hall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Roger Hall Middle-age spread, Stg 4e Brave Ben Is, The Emperor's Clothes

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Gary Forrester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand
Gary Forrester Houseboating in the Ozarks

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Jonah Lomu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand