Authors

Ruby Solly

Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) is a writer, musician, and taonga pūoro practitioner living in Pōneke. She has played with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Trinity Roots as well as with ensembles Tararua and Tāmira Pūoro amongst […]

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Michael Giacon

Michael Giacon (he/him) is a poet, songwriter, performer, MC and educator. He was a 1950s home birth in Maungawhau/Mt Eden, and apart from time in the Veneto, Italy, has lived, studied, worked, written and wondered all his life on the […]

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Courtney Sina Meredith

Courtney Sina Meredith is a distinguished author whose work delves into issues such as racism, sexism and poverty and draws on her Samoan roots. Her love of language has taken her from writing childhood rhymes in Glen Innes to being […]

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Rebecca K Reilly

Rebecca K Reilly (Ngāti Hine, Ngātiwai) is a writer from Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Her first novel Greta & Valdin was published in 2021 by VUP. In 2019 she won the Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing. Her writing has been described […]

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Rose Lu

Rose Lu is a writer based in Wellington. She gained her Masters of Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2018 and was awarded the Modern Letters Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her first essay collection, All Who […]

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Takunda Muzondiwa

Takunda Muzondiwa, originally from Zimbabwe, demonstrates the power of the spoken word, and even more so through her lived experience. Following her participation in the annual national Race Unity Speech Competition, Takunda’s spoken word poetry continues to make waves nationally […]

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Chris Tse

Chris Tse (he/him) was born and raised in Lower Hutt. He studied film and English literature at Victoria University of Wellington, where he also completed an MA in creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Chris was one […]

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Murphy

Murphy (they/them) is a journalist who writes about queer and gender diverse communities at RNZ. Based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, they have worked to highlight stories from these communities in a range of media spaces for over seven years. In 2020, […]

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Eli Matthewson

Eli Matthewson is a writer and comedian based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. His stand-up show Daddy Short-Legs was the winner of the 2021 Fred Award at the NZ International Comedy Festival. He is the head writer of the panel show Have […]

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Randa

Randa (real name Mainard Larkin) is a rapper. After high school, they began writing songs about home-cooked dishes, and navigating life as a non-binary trans person. They have been winning over hearts ever since the release of their first project, […]

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Shaneel Lal

Shaneel Lal is the founder of the Conversion Therapy Action Group, a group working to end conversion therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand. Shaneel is an executive board member of Rainbow Youth and Auckland Pride Festival and a trustee of Adhikaar […]

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Tendai Mutambu

Tendai Mutambu (he/they) is a writer and curator with an interest in contemporary artists’ film and video. He is Acting Curator at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and until recently he was Commissioning Editor for ArtNow Essays.

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