THE MICHAEL KING WRITERS' CENTRE TRUST
Bob Ross has been in the New Zealand book trade for over 40 years. He founded Benton Ross Publishing in 1980 and Tandem Press in 1991. He has held many roles within the publishing industry including Chair of BPANZ and New Zealand Book Trade Organisation. He has also as served on the board of Booksellers New Zealand and on Copyright Licensing Ltd. He set up NZ Publishers Export Group and now acts as a mentor for exporting publishers.
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.