The 50 best New Zealand books

By Steve Braunias In Uncategorized

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20th March, 2004
Right then. In an age where best-of lists are relentless and immediately open to assorted howls of outrage, the Listener dares to rank the best 50 books ever published in New Zealand. They have been selected from nominations cast by a panel of 20 literary types around the country - novelists, academics, historians, biographers, poets, publishers, editors and critics. They were simply asked to choose the best books - based on merit, not on sales or prizes, sentimentality or a sense of obligation - written by New Zealand authors. That was always going to be subjective, a matter ...

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