Authors

Kassie Hartendorp

Kassie Hartendorp (Ngāti Raukawa) grew up in Whanganui and is based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She is a renowned community activist and organiser working in the areas of youth, takatāpui, anti-racism, workers rights and housing. She is a former youth worker […]

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Joanne Drayton

Joanne Drayton is an acclaimed New York Times bestselling author who has published six books, including Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime and biographies of Anne Perry and Frances Hodgkins. In 2007, she was awarded a National Library Fellowship; and in 2017, the prestigious […]

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Brent Coutts

Brent Coutts is an historian and poet. His latest book, Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in World War II, has been enthusiastically received, while an earlier book Protest in New Zealand includes a chapter on the advancement […]

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Henrietta (Etta) Bollinger

Henrietta (Etta) Bollinger is a writer and disability rights advocate. Etta has had poems appear in Starling, Mimicry and Scum magazines and plays staged in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Etta lives with two other advocates and one sympathetic cat. Etta is  currently writing a […]

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Chris Brickell

Chris Brickell is Professor of Gender Studies at Otago University. He has published widely on the history and sociology of sexuality, with a particular focus on New Zealand’s gay history. His award-winning book Mates and Lovers is the definitive history of male […]

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Carole Beu

Carole Beu is the owner of The Women’s Bookshop in Ponsonby, a regular radio reviewer and event chair, and the presenter of the annual Ladies’ Litera-Tea. She was a founding Trustee of the Auckland Writers Festival and in 2019 was […]

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Jesse Bering

Jesse Bering is a research psychologist and Director of the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago. An award-winning science writer specialising in human behaviour, he has enjoyed international success with his books, including The Belief Instinct, Why Is the […]

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Aroha Awarau

Aroha Awarau is an acclaimed storyteller who has enjoyed success in three different writing disciplines – film scriptwriting, playwriting and journalism. His third play, Provocation, about the controversial gay panic defence, debuted during the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival. Aroha has a degree in […]

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