Authors

Peter Wells

Peter Wells is an award-winning author and film-maker. In 2018 Unity Books gave Peter Wells a $20,000 award for his ‘body of work but also his long-span social justice activism … His strong sense of social justice combined with his literary […]

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Brendaniel Weir

Brendaniel Weir

Brendaniel Weir was born in Auckland and took part in Homosexual Law Reform marches as a schoolboy. He has written educational television, worked in the film industry and is a lecturer in English language. In 2013, he graduated with a Masters of Creative Writing, […]

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Chris Tse

Chris Tse is a writer based in Wellington whose poetry has drawn acclaim for its ‘emotive power’ and being ‘utterly exposing, playful, inventive and daring’. He studied film and English literature at Victoria University of Wellington, where he also completed an […]

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Robert Tennent

Robert Tennent During his childhood Robert called many different countries home: Cambodia, St Lucia, Papua New Guinea and a few other short-term locations. He went to boarding school in New Zealand when he was thirteen. A year before graduating, he was […]

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Nicholas Sheppard

Nicholas Sheppard

Nicholas Sheppard grew up in the rural South Island, then moved to Auckland. He has worked as a freelance journalist for local newspapers such as The Herald and The Dominion Post, and magazines such as Remix; and has written for prominent American news and cultural websites, […]

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Andrew Rumbles

Andrew Rumbles has worked in the sales departments of major publishing houses and has also managed his own bookshops. In conjunction with his Ponsonby Dymocks store Andrew wrote book reviews for express. He writes a little poetry and when he isn’t reading a […]

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Ruby Porter

Ruby Porter

Ruby Porter is a prose writer, poet and artist. She tutors creative writing at the University of Auckland, and also in high schools. Ruby has been published in Geometry Journal, Argos, Aotearotica, The Spinoff and The Wireless, and a selection of her poetry is […]

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Katie O’Neill

Katie O’Neill is a graphic novelist, who has created several works with the Portland-based publisher Oni Press that have resonated throughout the world. Her books are aimed at intermediate-level readers, with strong LGBT characters and themes of self-love, kindness and mindfulness. […]

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins is one of New Zealand’s best-known commentators and writers on New Zealand’s design history and has been described by Wallpaper magazine as ‘one of the most influential design writers in the Southern Hemisphere’. His landmark book At Home: A Century of […]

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David Herkt

David Herkt

David Herkt is a writer and award-winning television director. He has published memoirs, short stories, poetry and arts journalism, and his feature-length interviews and book reviews regularly appear in print.

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Sandi Hall

Sandi Hall is a manuhiri writer mostly published in other countries, and is proud that four of her books, including her light-hearted Paekakariki lesbian novels, are offered by the NZ Library Service. The first of her seven novels was published by Britain’s The […]

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Mika Haka

Mika Haka

Mika Haka is a rare commodity – a truly original New Zealand Māori artist and entertainer with three decades of eye-poppingly innovative work spanning stage, film, television, fashion and music. He has toured his critically acclaimed live shows to seven Edinburgh Festivals, […]

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