2020 RA

Rachael King: 2020
Early Summer Residency

Rachael King: 2020
Early Summer Residency
1321 1320 Michael King Writers Centre

We welcomed Rachael not only as our final writer-in-residence for 2020 but also, by wonderful coincidence as the 100th writer to take up a residency…

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Amy McDaid: 2020
Emerging Writers Residency

Amy McDaid: 2020
Emerging Writers Residency
1625 1625 Michael King Writers Centre

Amy is a New Zealand writer of Rarotongan descent. She has a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Auckland with first class honours,…

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Maria Samuela: 2020
Emerging Pasifika Writers Residency

Maria Samuela: 2020
Emerging Pasifika Writers Residency
1920 1920 Michael King Writers Centre

Our 18th writer-in-residence, Maria is a published writer of stories for adults and children. Born in Wellington and of Cook Islands descent, her stories offer…

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Tom Doig: 2020
Spring Residency

Tom Doig: 2020
Spring Residency
1708 1708 Michael King Writers Centre

Our 17th writer-in-residence; Tom is an author, academic and journalist. He has written two books about the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire disaster, Hazelwood (Penguin Random…

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Pip Adam: 2020
Mid Winter Residency

Pip Adam: 2020
Mid Winter Residency
1707 1708 Michael King Writers Centre

Pip has published a collection of short stories, Everything We Hoped For (VUP, 2010) and two novels, I’m Working on a Building (VUP, 2013) and…

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Jane Arthur: 2020
Emerging Writers Residency

Jane Arthur: 2020
Emerging Writers Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Jane is a poet, writer and editor who lives in Wellington with her family. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the…

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Tania Roxborogh: 2020
Winter Residency 2

Tania Roxborogh: 2020
Winter Residency 2
922 922 Michael King Writers Centre

Ko Māori me Airihi me Kōtarina ngā iwi o ōku tīpuna. I whakahautia ahau e ngā ngahere o Houtū I amoamohia ahau e ngā wai…

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Tina Makereti: 2020
Winter Residency

Tina Makereti: 2020
Winter Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

We welcome our 12th resident for the year – Tina writes essays, novels and short fiction. Her latest novel is The Imaginary Lives of James…

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Aroha Awarau: 2020
Emerging Māori Writers Residency

Aroha Awarau: 2020
Emerging Māori Writers Residency
431 431 Michael King Writers Centre

Aroha is the first resident since the interruption of Covid-19, to be able to enjoy his full residency with us – he is our 11th…

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Albert Belz: 2020
Autumn Residency

Albert Belz: 2020
Autumn Residency
408 408 Michael King Writers Centre

Because of the Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions, Albert started his residency from home and was able to take up residence as we moved to Level…

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