Our tenth writer-in-residence for the year, Ingrid, is working on a collection of interconnected short stories from women’s lives over a two-hundred-year period. Some of the stories are based on historical lives, others on purely fictional characters, but all are anchored in a particular historical moment. Each story focuses on a pivotal several week period in their female protagonist’s life.
Ingrid’s latest book, Where We Swim, (VUP, 2021) was published in March. Her previous books include Travelling with Augusta: 1835 and 1999 (VUP, 2003), Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility 1784–1814 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and two collections of poetry. With Cherie Lacey, she is the co-editor of Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (VUP, 2016). She is a member of the NonfictioNOW International Board, and a Contributing NZ-Aotearoa Editor to the Sydney Review of Books.
Ingrid teaches creative writing at Massey University and lives in Wellington with her partner and two daughters