"Wright is a fantastic writer, in my opinion the best New Zealand historian writing today" - The Librarian, 3 February 2015

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I’m a New Zealand writer with over 30 years hands-on experience in writing and publishing.

My novella ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’ has just been published as part of the second Endless Worlds compilation – one of eight stories by established and new fantasy authors. It’s a book of dark faerie: not for the faint-hearted. Click to buy.

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For something completely different, check out my short Kindle-only compilation of short naval essays. Unleash the geek. Indulge. You know you want to.

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My social history of war, The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front, is published by Oratia. Check it out at all good New Zealand bookshops or buy online from Oratia. “This is a fine introduction to a war that still shapes our world” – Gavin McLean, Otago Daily Times.

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Review comments

“Matthew Wright is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and most readable historians…” – Christopher Pugsley, foreword to The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front.

“Few New Zealand historians are as prolific as Wright, and fewer still have his command of events and developments in the country during the 19th century” – Paul Moon, NZBooks, June 2015.

‘Like [Michael] King and [Keith] Sinclair, Wright has profound knowledge of his subject and uses lucid prose to convey it…He is deeply interested in the why of things, in the complex interplay of environment, economics and personalities.’
– Fritz Logan, Timaru Herald, 21 November 2009.

‘Familiar places become much more fascinating and monumental as a result of Wright’s multi-faceted treatment of his subject…the extent of his research into the archives is obvious… We can discern here the true paths of human interaction in all their complexity.’
– Mick Ludden, Wairarapa Times-Age, 17 February 2007.

Featured titles

The gut-wrenching story of New Zealand's soldiers on the Western Front 1916-18. Click to buy.

The story of New Zealand’s soldiers on the Western Front 1916-18. Click to buy.

New Zealand's near-run affair on Crete in 1941. Book One of the 'Division' trilogy. Click to buy.

Book 1 of the Division trilogy. Click to buy.

New Zealand war in North Africa 1941-43. Book Two of the Division trilogy. Click to buy.

Book 2 of the Division trilogy. Click to buy.

The story of New Zealand's war in Italy 1943-45. Click to buy.

Book 3 of the Division trilogy. Click to buy.

All three books on the Second New Zealand Division 1940-45 in one volume. Click to buy.

All three books on the Second New Zealand Division 1940-45 in one volume. Click to buy.

The story of New Zealand's military aviation. Click to buy.

The story of New Zealand’s military aviation. Click to buy.

New Zealand’s naval story from 1870 to the sixtieth anniversary of the RNZN in 2001. Click to buy.

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Seven stories of horror, fantasy and sci-f. Click to buy.