Find out more about the greatest New Zealander Writers, including Peter Jackson, Richard Curtis, Katherine Mansfield, Andrew Niccol and Fran Walsh.
Peter JacksonPeter Jackson
31 October 1961
Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter
Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield
14 October 1888
 

Michael KingMichael King
15 December 1945
Historian & Biographer

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934
Poet

Richard CurtisRichard Curtis
08 November 1956
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,

Lindy Chamberlain-CreightonLindy Chamberlain-Creighton
04 March 1948
 
Fran WalshFran Walsh
10 January 1959
Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter,

Bill EnglishBill English
1961 AD
politician, farmer

Janet FrameJanet Frame
28 August 1924
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short story
Eleanor CattonEleanor Catton
24 September 1985
Novelist, Writer

Ngaio MarshNgaio Marsh
23 April 1895
Writer, Theatre director, Novelist,
Sonja YelichSonja Yelich
26 February 1965
Poet

Jessica WatsonJessica Watson
18 May 1993
Explorer, Writer, Blogger, Autobiographer

Peter HillaryPeter Hillary
26 December 1954
Mountaineer

Ryan NelsenRyan Nelsen
18 October 1977
Association football player, Writer, Association

Witi IhimaeraWiti Ihimaera
07 February 1944
Author
Keri HulmeKeri Hulme
09 March 1947
Novelist

Margaret MahyMargaret Mahy
21 March 1936
Author

Eric PartridgeEric Partridge
06 February 1894
Lexicographer

Ruth ParkRuth Park
24 August 1917
Author
James K. BaxterJames K. Baxter
29 June 1926
Poet

Patricia GracePatricia Grace
17 August 1937
Writer
Maurice GeeMaurice Gee
22 August 1931
Novelist

Hone TuwhareHone Tuwhare
21 October 1922
Author

Allen CurnowAllen Curnow
17 June 1911
Poet
Frank SargesonFrank Sargeson
23 March 1903
Writer

Maurice ShadboltMaurice Shadbolt
04 June 1932
Writer
Sylvia Ashton-WarnerSylvia Ashton-Warner
17 December 1908
Writer

Frederick Edward ManingFrederick Edward Maning
05 July 1812
Writer

Jane ManderJane Mander
09 April 1877
Novelist
Mary Anne BarkerMary Anne Barker
29 January 1831
Author

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Robert WadeRobert Wade
10 April 1921
Chess Player
Douglas StewartDouglas Stewart
06 May 1913
Poet

C.K. SteadC.K. Stead
17 October 1932
Author

Sir Hugh WalpoleSir Hugh Walpole
13 March 1884
Novelist

Ronald Mathias LockleyRonald Mathias Lockley
08 November 1903
Ornithologist
Sir Keith SinclairSir Keith Sinclair
05 December 1922
Writer