Larry & Viv

Well-known author Graeme Lay recreates post-war life in NZ vividly and authentically through Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh’s Down Under tour in the 1940s.

a new novel from Graeme Lay

An Enthusiastic Layman’s Ascent of Mt Everest

John Gluckman’s dream of summiting Everest was achieved in 1993 when he added this to an impressive list of outdoor challenges.

By John Gluckman

More Than a Pipe Dream

The fascinating and fully illustrated history of the South Island Organ Company.

By Jill Worrall

Identity and Involvement

This collection of stories captures the enormous diversity within the Auckland Jewish community.

Edited by Ann Gluckman, Deb Levy Friedler and Lindy Davis

But Who’s Looking After the Animals?

A brand-new fundraising children’s picture book about the successful evacuation of many farm and domestic animals during the February 2019 Tasman fires.

Words by Renée Lang, Illustrations by Polly Rabbits

Living with Earthquakes

And Their Aftermath

By Rosie Belton

Double Whammy

A Story About Beating an ‘Unbeatable’ Cancer.

By Rowan Bishop

Family Violence

A tireless campaigner, David White details what we can do to end family violence.

By David White

The Animal Sanctuary

The Inspirational Story of a New Zealand Animal and Wildlife Refuge

By Shawn Bishop with Allison Jones

Latching On

50 Years of Breastfeeding Support

By Louise Shaw

About Renaissance Publishing

Established in 2004, Renaissance Publishing combines book packaging and publishing a small number of books under its own imprint with specialist cookbook and other non-fiction editing and proofreading services.

Renaissance principal Renée Lang has worked in the industry for many years and offers astute knowledge of every aspect of book publishing, especially for those who are new to the process. Renée has also written several books including But Who’s Looking After the Animals? Urban Chicks, Auckland Harbour Bridge and 101 Must-do Weekends.


As well as publishing mainstream titles for the book trade, Renaissance works with entrepreneurial companies to produce their books. Examples of this include Golden Arches Under Southern Skies: 35 years of McDonald’s in New Zealand, Flowers at Home, and More Than a Pipe Dream.

Renaissance Publishing offers a total book packaging service starting from researching and writing content through to printed copies. Assistance with marketing, sales and distribution is also available if required. Since establishing its book packaging services Renaissance has worked with publishers including Penguin and New Holland, corporate clients such as McDonald’s and a number of private individuals.