Gina Cole (fiction writer, from Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, New Zealand) is of Fijian, Scottish, and Welsh descent. She is the author of Black Ice Matter, which won Best First Book of Fiction at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, and the winner of the 2014 Auckland Pride Festival’s creative writing competition. Cole’s work has been widely anthologized and she is a past participant in the Auckland Writers Festival, and the Same Same But Different Festival. She is an honorary fellow in writing at the University of Iowa and was 2018 Writer in Residence at the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska. She is currently a Phd candidate in creative writing at Massey University, School of English, researching Indigenous science fiction.