Sport 24: Summer 2000
Rob Allan has recently received a Creative NZ project grant to write new poems in this series.
Nick Ascroft is a poet, editor & would-be novelist. His first collection of poetry, From the Author of, will be published by VUP in May 2000.
Paola Bilbrough is a New Zealand poet living in Melbourne. Her first book, Bell Tongue, was published by VUP in 1999.
Graham Bishop is a retired geologist and mountaineer. He is also bipolar. He has written a couple of guidebooks (one of which has been in print for 25 years) and other works of non-fiction. Poles Apart, a collection of poetry and prose, is currently in press.
Kate Camp is the author of Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars (VUP 1998), which won the 1999 NZSA Best First Book of Poetry Award.
Alistair Te Ariki Campbell received the Pacific Islands Artist Award in 1998 and an Honorary DLitt from Victoria University of Wellington in 1999. His most recent collection of poetry, Gallipoli & Other Poems, was published by Wai-te-ata Press in December 1999.
Bruce Connew is a leading New Zealand photographer. His book On the Way to an Ambush (VUP 1999) contains his account and photographs of time spent with the Karen people in their war with the Burmese army.
Tim Corballis was born in Montreal and has just moved to Wellington.
Lynn Davidson's book Mary Shelly's Window was published by the Pemmican Press in 1999.
Laurence Fearnley's novel, Room, will be published by Victoria University Press in 2000. She lives in Germany.
David Geary considers ‘Leftovers’ a morsel for meatlovers from the Raymond Carvery.
Lavinia Greenlaw was born in 1962 and is the author of two collections of poems: Night Photograph (shortlisted for the Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes) and A World Where News Travels Slowly, both published by Faber.
Eirlys Hunter's book for children, The Quake, was published at the end of 1999 and my first novel for adults, Between Black and White, is being published by Random House/Vintage later this year.
Christine Johnston is the author of a novel, Blessed Art Thou Among Women, three novels for teenagers, two plays, a libretto and, most recently, a collection of short stories, The End of the Century (Canterbury University Press 1999).
Elizabeth Knox's fourth novel, The Vintner's Luck, won the 1999 Deutz Medal for Fiction; it is one of New Zealand's bestselling novels and has been published around the world. Forthcoming are The High Jump, which collects her autobiographical novellas Pomare, Paremata and Tawa, and a new novel, Black Oxen.page 167
Thomas Lynch is an undertaker, poet and essayist who lives in Michigan.
David Llewellin is 23 and lives in Auckland, where he writes poetry and wants to be a professional artist.
Sue Matthew is was born in Hamilton in 1963 and lives in Wellington. A Whitireia Writing Course graduate, she has had work published in NZ Short Short Stories 2, Takahe, JAAM and the NZ School Journal.
Carl Nixon's plays have been produced professionally throughout New Zealand and include the hit comedy KiwiFruits and the upcoming Crumpy about the life of Barry Crump. His short stories have won several awards including first place in he Sunday Star-Times competition (twice), and second in the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award. He lives in Christchurch and likes it there.
Gregory O'Brien's new book is Winter I Was. He works as an artist, writer, curator and teacher.
Kerry Popplewell lives in Wellington and is editor of the New Zealand Poetry Society newsletter.
Alex Scobie died in February 2000. He arrived in Wellington in 1958 and taught Classics at Victoria University until 1989. His poems have appeared in Sport 11 and 19 and Dem Dichter Des Lesens (ed. Hansgerd Delbrück, Attempto Verlag, Tübingen, 1997), a festschrift for Paul Hoffmann.
Wilf Welburn is a computer programmer who lives in Woburn and works in Wellington. This is his first time in print.
Virginia Werelives in Auckland. Her first collection of poems, Juliet Bravo Juliet, won the PEN Best First Book Award in 1988; her second, Jump Start, appeared in 1999.
Louise White lives in Wellington. Her poems have appeared in Sport 20 and 22.
Nick Williamson was born in Takapuna in 1948 and now lives in Sumner, Christchurch. He had poems in Sport 20 and Landfall 197.
Sonja Yelichlives in Bayswater in Auckland with her partner and their three daughters.