Ian Wedde has published fourteen collections of poetry, the most recent being Good Business in 2009. A new collection, The Lifeguard, will be published by Auckland University Press in May 2013. He co-edited The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse (1985) and The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry Ngā Kupu Tītohu o Aotearoa (1989). He has won New Zealand Book Awards for both poetry and fiction and is the author of six novels, as well as collections of essays and art books. His awards include the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship (2005), a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland (2006), the Michael King/University of Auckland Writers’ Fellowship (2009), and the Landfall Essay Prize (2010). He received an ONZM in 2010, and is New Zealand Poet Laureate 2011—2013.

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