Famous Authors from New Zealand

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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

    Red-eyed tree frog, Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey, Chameleon

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    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

    Remembered with affection, This troublesome world or 'Bet of Stow.', ...

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    Love actually, The King Who Killed the Minotaur, Affording Access to ...

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

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    24 hours, The Catalogue of the Universe, The Changeover: A Supernatural ...

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    The day Patch stood guard, The day Veronica was nosy, The Garbage King

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    Paradise Lost, The Colour Of Midnight (Secrets) (Harlequin Presents, No.

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    EXITO. Spanische Handelskorrespondenz, Das Piano. Roman, Jane Campion's ...

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    Last ditch, Killer Dolphin, Final Curtain

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    The Dark Forest, Rogue Herries, The cathedral

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    The Rocky Horror Show

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    Infamous Bargain, Edge Of Deception, Flame on the Horizon

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    How to Be a Complete Bitch, Bravemouth

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    The Truman show

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    The Carpathians, A state of siege, Daughter Buffalo

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    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

    No Royalty A/C Trav.guide Channel Islands, Saga of the Grey Seal, Ocean ...

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    The navigator

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    Playing Beatie Bow, Things in Corners, The Harp in the South

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    Hayley Westenra

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    Fruition, Amongst hills and streams of Hunan--in the fall of 1962, Land ...

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    Christ Indwelling and Enthroned, The pursuit of the holy, Disfrutemos de ...

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    The high jump, Black oxen, Dreamhunter

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    An atlas of Anglo-Saxon England, Modern Matrix Algebra, Viva Colores: Un ...

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    David Bishop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand

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

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    Gendermaps, A standardized road-map test of direction sense, Gay

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

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    Te Puea, a biography, New Zealanders at war

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    Season of the Jew, Monday's Warriors, Dove on the Water

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

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    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

    Hang on a Minute Mate, FRED, Scrapwagon

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    Zachary Quack, minimonster, Slinky Malinki Open The Door

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    Anne Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from New Zealand

    Let's Feed the Animals, Buck Mountain poems, A boy & his uncle

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

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    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

    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

    The Day of the Airship, Social progress in New Zealand, New Zealand

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    Howzat! Hadlee's Tales from the Boundary, At the Double, Hadlee on cricket ...

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

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    Nameless flowers, Selected poems, Sea of dreams

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    The End of the Golden Weather, Blood of the Lamb, or

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    Mad As I Wanna Be, The Junior Cricket Diary

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    Public education in New Zealand: a speech delivered by the Hon. Robert ...

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    La Gestapo m'appelait la souris blanche, The autobiography of the woman ...

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

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    Middle-age spread, Stg 4e Brave Ben Is, The Emperor's Clothes

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    Houseboating in the Ozarks

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