Literature of New Zealand

Literature of New Zealand

New Zealand claims as its own many writers, even those immigrants born overseas, like South African-born Robin Hyde, or those emigrants who went into exile but wrote about New Zealand, like Dan Davin and Katherine Mansfield.

Exceptionsclarifyme include Samuel Butler, whose "Erewhon", set in New Zealand and written as a result of a stay in New Zealand, nevertheless arguably belongs primarily to English literature. Karl Wolfskehl forms another possible exception: his sojourn in Auckland belongs rather to the story of German literature.

Keri Hulme is possibly the most famous current New Zealand writer internationallyFact|date=February 2008, having won the Booker Prize with her novel, "The Bone People".

Most New Zealand literary work appear in English, but Māori publications grow apace.



ee also

* List of New Zealand poets
* List of New Zealand writers


External links

* [ New Zealand Electronic Text Centre]
* [ New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre]
* [ New Zealand Book Council]
* [ LeafSalon]

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