RESIDENCY ALUMNI

Kurangaituku – Whiti Hereaka 2021

Kurangaituku – Whiti Hereaka 2021 300 400 Michael King Writers Centre

Whiti has twice held a MKWC Residency, (2012/2017) and joined the Michael King Writers Centre Trust in June 2019. Kurangaituku is Whiti’s fourth novel and…

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Bloody Woman – Lana Lopesi 2021

Bloody Woman – Lana Lopesi 2021 400 600 Michael King Writers Centre

Lana was our our fourth writer-in-residence for 2021 and worked on this book, her second manuscript – a work that seeks to build a speculative…

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Miro Bilbrough: 2021
Established Writers Residency

Miro Bilbrough: 2021
Established Writers Residency
333 333 Michael King Writers Centre

Miro is a filmmaker, filmmaking teacher and a poet whose memoir of a counterculture New Zealand adolescence, In the Time of the Manaroans (Victoria Univeristy…

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Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Jordan Hamel is a Pōneke-based writer, poet and performer. He grew up in Timaru on a healthy diet of Catholicism and toxic masculinity. He was…

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Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
1075 1075 Michael King Writers Centre

Zarah is a writer from Auckland. She is the author of Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life (Giramondo Publishing, 2021) and Autobiography of a Marguerite (Hue…

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Helen Vivienne Fletcher: 2021
Established Writers Residency

Helen Vivienne Fletcher: 2021
Established Writers Residency
497 497 Michael King Writers Centre

Helen is a widely published children’s and young adult author, spoken word poet and award-winning playwright. She has written an impressive collection of work for…

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Pip Desmond: 2021
Established Writers Residency

Pip Desmond: 2021
Established Writers Residency
1373 1373 Michael King Writers Centre

Pip is a Wellington writer, editor and oral historian who specialises in creative non-fiction. Her memoir Song for Rosaleen, about caring for her mother when…

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Kiran Dass: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Kiran Dass: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
706 706 Michael King Writers Centre

The first writer to have the timing of her residency affected by the pandemic; Kiran reviews books regularly on RNZ and her writing has appeared…

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The Last Guests – Josh Pomare 2021

The Last Guests – Josh Pomare 2021 258 400 Michael King Writers Centre

This is the novel Josh worked on when he was our third resident for 2020 and was here in January – before the pandemic changed…

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Tracy Farr: 2021
Late Winter Residency

Tracy Farr: 2021
Late Winter Residency
399 399 Michael King Writers Centre

Tracy is a Wellington writer who used to be a scientist. Her debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, was long- and shortlisted…

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