Authors

Sam Orchard

Sam Orchard’s ongoing web comic Rooster Tails has been running for 11years and is the only comic of its kind in Aotearoa. Written from his life as a queer transgender man, the comic explores themes of mental health, fat embodiment, nerd culture and trans […]

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Joni Nelson

Joni Nelson is a writer, organiser and candle-maker based in Tāmaki Makaurau. A creative all-rounder, she has been a producer, performer, poet, director, and then some. Joni has spent the last four years making space for other people, as co-founder […]

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Kyle Mewburn

Kyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand’s most eclectic and prolific writers. From multi-layered picture books to laugh-out-loud junior fiction series, her titles have been translated into a dozen languages and won numerous awards including Children’s Book of the Year. […]

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Moe Laga

Moe Laga is a Performance Artist from South Auckland. Her practice includes movement and activation and a large number of stage and screen productions, as well as collaborative visual arts work that has been shown in Australia and at the Pingyao […]

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Nathan Joe

Nathan Joe is a Chinese-Kiwi playwright who often deals with issues of racial or sexual identity through a postmodern lens. He is a graduate of the New Zealand Broadcasting School (2011) with a Bachelor in Broadcasting Communications (Digital Film and […]

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Joshua Iosefo

Joshua Iosefo is of Samoan and Niuean descent and is born and raised in South Auckland. He has a passion for raising mental health awareness within Pasifika families, storytelling and equity in education. He is currently doing his Masters in […]

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Mark Henrickson

Mark Henrickson (he/him) is Professor of Social Work at Massey University, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand where he has been since 2003.  He worked for many years in HIV-related health and mental health care before coming into the academic sector. He has published […]

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Jeremy Hansen

Jeremy Hansen is an Auckland-based journalist and editor. He had edited the magazines HOME and Paperboy, co-wrote the book Villa: From Heritage to Contemporary (Godwit, 2009) with Patrick Reynolds and Jeremy Salmond, and edited Modern: New Zealand Houses from 1939-1977 (Godwit 2013). 

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Kelly Gardiner

Kelly Gardiner’s latest series is the time-slip trilogy for kids, The Firewatcher Chronicles. Her previous novel, 1917: Australia’s Great War, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Young People’s History Prize and the Asher Award. Kelly’s other books include the young adult novels Act of […]

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Michael Earp

Michael Earp is the editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and contributor to Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories. He has a teaching degree and a Masters in children’s literature and has worked between bookselling and publishing for over seventeen years […]

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Gina Cole

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 […]

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Tulia Thompson

Tulia Thompson is a queer feminist writer of Fijian, Tongan and Pakeha descent. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and an MCW (Hons) in Creative Writing. Josefa and the Vu, a fantasy adventure for 8-12 year-olds was published by Huia […]

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