Talk:New Zealand literature

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Just tagged this article. It could use some TLC to make it less of a list and more of an encyclopaedic article. It would be good to expound the story of NZ lit, perhaps starting from early Maori legends, to pioneer stories, to more recent times (where most content will presumably lie), split by genre (e.g. poetry, fiction, history, social commentary). I'll probably give it a shot sometime. ~ Papeschr 08:23, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

To see what I mean check out Australian literature ~ Papeschr 13:12, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Peter Wells: Needs Disambiguation, Own Entry[edit]

Sorry, but if you wanted to link to Peter Wells, the gay NZ novelist, you haven't. There needs to be a disambiguation page inserted, and an entry written on the subject per se. User Calibanu 14.22, 11 June 2006

There's no link to him now but I note he has his own entry (talk) 01:45, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Who's notable[edit]

What makes a book notable to be included on this list? We should work on this soonish, otherwise it will most likely be up for AfD Brian | (Talk) 09:45, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Maybe we could start with prizewinning books eg the Montana winners, the international winners like Keri Hulme, and maybe the bestsellers as well? Famous things like Mulgan's Man Alone and Crump's A Good Keen Man should probably go in there, and Whale Rider? Warthoggian 06:02, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Landfall (journal) would be a useful guide too. Te Kete Ipurangi may have resources aimed at secondary school students, that list the top 20 writers in our history or something like that. I am thinking of the classics like JK Baxter, CK Stead, Denis Glover, Margaret Mahy etc. --Januarian (talk) 04:52, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

Best_New_Zealand_Poems_series has been created and maintained by only one person and appears to be a report on a website, entirely sourced from that website. It needs someone to establish Notability and could do with more input. T Walker 57 00:24, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Kerry Hulme[edit]

It's quite an indictment on the state of New Zealand literature if our only internationally notable writer has only written one book, in 1984....and is from Christchurch. Barnabas Brown (talk) 13:58, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

"Pre-literate stone age culture"?[edit]

Ridiculous. Culture is significantly independent of technology. In any case, Maori manufacture of Greenstone/Nephrite objects required far more sophistication than suggested by the term stone age. Go look up Stone Age: The rest of that section is also inaccurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:36, 14 January 2012 (UTC)