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Famous Authors from New Zealand

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 items, 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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    A.E. Clouston The dangerous skies

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    Tale of Two Pandas, Otter's First Swim, Baby Giraffe

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    Once Were Warriors, Both sides of the moon, Alan Duff's Maori heroes

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    Ranolf and Amohia

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    Alison Wong

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    Allen Curnow An incorrigible music, The Bells of Saint Babel's, The bells of St.

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    The Truman show

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    Holy smoke

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    From Outrage to Courage

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    Anne French The male as evader, It Ay 'Ere Our Kid, We Day Arf Ave Fun

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    Brilliance, Spinners, Endurance

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    Archibald Baxter We Will Not Cease

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    Arthur William Baden Powell Shells of New Zealand

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    Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians, Collected Stories, Proud ...

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    Barry Crump Hang on a Minute Mate, FRED, Scrapwagon

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    South Pacific, Bill Manhire, Collected poems

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    Only Their Purpose is Mad

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    The Strength of the Sun, The transformation, Golden deeds

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    Collected poems

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    The Wanderer, Second Nature, The Nearest Fire

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    The Death of the Body, Sister Hollywood, The Black River

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    Understanding Indonesia, A short history of Asia, Promoting Informal ...

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    The Quiet Earth, Grievous bodily, The Essence of Art

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    Mad As I Wanna Be, The Junior Cricket Diary

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    David Bishop Silencer, Introduction to Cryptography with Java Applets, Valentine'S ...

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    Economic strategy

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    The Road to Cardiff

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    Hydrology of the southern Hikurangi Trench region, Hydrology of New ...

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    David R. Mitchell Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education, Your Child Is ...

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    The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: A Historical Analysis of Her Samoan ...

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    Des Wilson Campaigning, Swimming with the Devil Fish, Private Business-Public ...

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    Blinky Bill, Meet Blinky Bill, Blinky Bill and the Pelicans

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    Nothing Venture, Nothing Win, The crossing of Antarctica, Ich stand auf ...

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    Edward Robert Tregear The Maori race

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    The high jump, Black oxen, Dreamhunter

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    The gaoler, Student at the gates, A Canoe in the Mist

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    A passing guest, The Broken Tree, The Burning Dawn

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    A dictionary of the underworld, A Charm of Words, Frank Honywood, private ...

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    The Newer Alchemy, Radiations from Radioactive Substances, Present ...

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    Errol Brathwaite Maori Wars and Williams Dragoons, The flying fish, The needles eye

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    Fleur Beale I am not Esther, Fifteen and Screaming, Dear Pop

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    Frances Alda Men, women and tenors

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    A man and his wife, Conversation in a train and other critical writing, ...

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    Frederick Edward Maning Old New Zealand and other writings, Old New Zealand: A tale of the good ...

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    Houseboating in the Ozarks

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    Gary McCormick Lost at sea

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