Jenny Bornholdt's first book of poems,
This Big Face, was published by Victoria University Press in 1988. Her second will appear late in 1989.
Lynn Davidson lives in Pukerua Bay with her son. Her poems have appeared in a number of New Zealand literary magazines.
Murray Edmond's fourth book of poems,
Letters and Paragraphs, was published by The Caxton Press in 1987. He co-edited
The New Poets (Allen & Unwin, 1987).
Michael Gifkins third collection of short fiction,
The Amphibians, is currently being prepared for press.
Matthew Goldie was born in Auckland in 1965 and lives and works in Wellington.
Dinah Hawken was born in Hawera in 1946 and lives in Wellington. Her collection
It Has No Sound and is Blue won the Best First Book award in the 1987 Commonwealth Poetry Prize.
Adrienne Jansen lives in Porirua.
Marion E. Jones lives and writes in Dunedin.
Elizabeth Knox has published a novel,
After Z-Hour. She is currently writing a novel,
Treasure, and a novella,
Sara Knox writes poetry and studies history in Wellington. She is 26.
Michele Leggott: 'Presently, January 1989, enjoying time out with a new baby. As much of it as possible at the beach.'
J.H. Macdonald attended Auckland Grammar School from 1960 to 1964. It didn't do much good. 'On the Burning Deck' is his first published fiction.
Gerald Murnane lives in Melbourne, where he was born in 1939, and lectures in fiction writing at a college of advanced education. He is the author of five books of fiction; the latest,
Inland, was published by Heinemann in 1988. His next book will be a collection of his short fiction.
Les A. Murray was born in 1938 and lives in Bunyah, New South Wales. His most recent books of poems are
The Vernacular Republic: Poems1961-1983 and
The Daylight Moon (both Angus & Robertson).
Fiona Farrell Poole works in Palmerston North. 'The Tale of Richard Seddon' is included in a volume of short stories,
The Rock Garden, to be published by Auckland University Press in early 1989.
Alan Riach is a Scottish poet at present teaching at Waikato University.
L.E. Scott is an African American poet/writer who has been living in New Zealand for a number of years. He recently edited a book of poems, prose and essays written by Aboriginal students called Save the Children. Scott's latest booklet of poems is
Hour of the Wolves, published by Noslikumo.
Brian Turner lives in Dunedin. His fifth book of poems,
All that Blue Can Be, will be published by John McIndoe Ltd in 1989.
Ian Wedde: born 1946 in Blenheim; lives in Wellington working as a freelance writer; expects to finish
Chinese Opera his fourth novel, in 1989.
Virginia Were's first book of poems and stories will be published by Victoria University Press in 1989.