Emma (Kāi Tahu) is a Taranaki based writer. Her first book of short fiction, Ruin, was published in March 2023 with Te Herenga Waka University Press. She has an MA with Distinction from the IIML and in 2021 she was awarded the Louis Johnson New Writers Bursary. Emma is part of Te Hā Taranaki, a collective for Māori writers, established in 2019. She is currently working on a novel.
*Photo by Ebony Lamb.