Nine of the best books about New Zealand

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Despite being a relatively young country, there is a wealth of great books by New Zealand authors. Many of these are books set in New Zealand, but others, like Elizabeth Knox’s The Vintner’s Luck, or Lloyd Jones’ Mr Pip, take place offshore.

For the purposes of this list of the best books about New Zealand though, I have focused on titles that were both written by Kiwis and take place on the islands of Aotearoa.