Kelly Joseph (Ngāti Maniapoto) is a writer and artist currently living in Westland with her two daughters and husband. She has previously had stories published in Huia Short Stories 5,7,8,10, and 12; in the anthology Black Marks on The White Page; and in journals such as Hue and Cry, Takahē and JAAM. She has been highly-commended three times in the Best Short Story in English section of the Pikihuia Awards, and her stories have been broadcast on National Radio. In 2009 Kelly spent eight weeks on Kāpiti Island as the Tau mai e Kāpiti Māori Writer in Residence. She has an MA in creative writing from Victoria University and a Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, USA.
Kelly is our eighth resident writer for the year – she says ‘This residency will allow me the space and time to write a substantial part of my first book, a young adult novel. This book will combine fable, magic realism and science fiction’.