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Wendyl Nissen (2012)

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Wendyl Nissen is an Auckland journalist who works across newspapers, magazines, television and radio. She is the author of Bitch and Famous (Penguin), a memoir of her…

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Suzanne Singleton (2012)

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After a lifetime writing academic essays and reports, Suzanne Singleton now writes fiction. She has observed a variety of people and places throughout many years…

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Maria Hansen (2012)

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Imagine having a room in which to write, with a heavy old door that keeps the noise out, in a building that has stood strong…

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Jill Jones (2012)

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Jill Jones is an Australian poet who has published six full-length books of poetry including Dark Bright Doors, 2010; Broken/Open, 2005; Screens Jets Heaven: New and Selected Poems,…

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Gordon Ogilvie (2012)

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Gordon Ogilvie (1934 – 2017) A Christchurch historian and biographer. He was a visiting writer at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in October 2012, when…

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Bianca Zander (2012)

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Bianca Zander’s first novel The Girl Belowcame out in the US and New Zealand in 2012 to widespread critical acclaim. It will be released in the…

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Anna Wilding (2012)

Anna Wilding (2012) 250 250 Michael King Writers Centre

Anna Wilding has carved an internationally-recognised and award-winning career as a writer, director, producer and actress. Born in Christchurch, Anna has spent half her life…

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Annette Willis (2012)

Annette Willis (2012) 250 250 Michael King Writers Centre

Annette Willis, who collaborates with Australian poet Jill Jones and who has a great interest in New Zealand writers such as Janet Frame, stayed at…

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Sue Perkins (2011)

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Sue Perkins has been a regular visiting writer to the MKWC since 2008. Originally from Devon, England, she emigrated with a young family and now…

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Louise Deans (2011)

Louise Deans (2011) 188 188 Michael King Writers Centre

Louise Deans was one of four Christchurch writers offered a free week at the Michael King Writers’ Centre as a respite from the Canterbury earthquakes.…

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