Chris Price’s Husk won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poems in 2002, and her second book, the genre-bending Brief Lives, was named one of the Best Books of 2006 by the NZ Listener. She was Auckland University Writer in Residence in 2008, and in 2009 published another poetry collection, The Blind Singer, which explores themes of music and perception. Chris Price teaches creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, New Zealand, and is published by Auckland University Press. As recipient of the 2011 New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize, she will spend much of the year living and writing in Menton, France.


New Zealand Book Council author page

Auckland University Press: Brief Lives, Husk

International Institute of Modern Letters: staff profile

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