The Michael King Writers' Centre is overseen by the Michael King Writers' Studio Trust.

Trustees are listed in the panel at left.

The trust has a number of specialist advisers who help out with particular projects. They are also listed at left. 

Our patrons are Rachael King and Jonathan King, Michael King's children. The trust is grateful to them for their support. Rachael King is an award-winning New Zealand writer and author of two books for adults, Magpie Hall and The Sound of Butterflies, and one for children, Red Rocks. Her work has been translated into eight languages and has garnered critical praise worldwide. She is the Literary Director of Word, the Christchurch Writers' Festival.  Jonathan King  is a film director and screen writer. He began his screen career as writer and director of the New Zealand black comedy movie Black Sheep and was co-writer of the screenplay for The Tattooist. His most recent project is a feature-length remake of the New Zealand television series Under the Mountain, as writer (adapted from the original book by Maurice Gee), director and producer.

The trust is registered as a charitable trust with the New Zealand Charities Commission, registration number CC25972, and has tax exemption status for donations. 


The centre aims to promote all aspects of New Zealand's literature, including fiction and non-fiction, and to recognise Michael King's stature as a writer, historian, biographer and someone who helped New Zealand understand its cultural roots.