Anna has written several books of poetry, most recently Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems, and also writes occasional fiction and academic books. She lives in Wellington and lectures at Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington.
Anna’s residency project is a novella, a sequel of sorts to The Bedmaking Competition, a short novel completed on a Michael King Residency in 2017 and published in 2018. [A revised edition was published in 2020]. It won the Seizure Press Viva La Novella competition in 2018, and the Mascara Literary Review award for Fiction in 2019. This new work picks up the story ten years after the last novella ended.
Anna is our third writer-in-residence for the year.