Read the World: New Zealand

Books by authors from New Zealand or set in/about New Zealand.

Updated February 4, 2024
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I passed this way
Ashton-Warner, Sylvia.
Spearpoint : teacher in America. -
Ashton-Warner, Sylvia.
Katherine Mansfield, the woman and the writer
Boddy, Gillian
Potiki
Grace, Patricia
Patricia Grace's classic novel is a work of spellbinding power in which the myths of older times are inextricably woven into the political realities of today. In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and...
The whale rider
Ihimaera, Witi
Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary "whale rider." In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But...
The catalogue of the universe
Mahy, Margaret.
This stunning repackage of an intense teen romance introduces confident Angela and intellectual Tycho, who seem an unlikely pair. They share a passion for deciphering the universe outside their own personal struggles. To Angela and Tycho, it seems the universe can be ordered; their own lives cannot....
The Changeover : a supernatural romance
Mahy, Margaret.
When her little brother seems to become possessed by an evil spirit, fourteen-year-old Laura seeks the help of the strangely compelling older boy at school who she is convinced has supernatural powers.
Memory
Mahy, Margaret.
On the fifth anniversary of his older sister's death, nineteen-year-old Johnny Dart, goes in search of the only other witnesses to the fatal accident.
The Urewera notebook
Mansfield, Katherine
An anthology of twentieth-century New Zealand poetry
O'Sullivan, Vincent.

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