Sport 28: Autumn 2002
Nick Ascroft is the author of From the Author of(VUP,2000) and Editor of Glottis.
John Banville has been called ‘one of the most important writers now at work in English’. His 11 novels include The Untouchable, a fictionalised portrait of Anthony Blunt, and most recently Eclipse. He is a guest at the New Zealand Festival 2002 New Zealand Post Writers and Reader Week.
Tony Beyer was born in Auckland in 1948. He is the author of several collections of poems, of which The Century is the latest.
Peter Bland'sSelected Poems was published by Carcanet in 1998.
Diana Bridge's third collection of poems, Porcelain, was published by AUP in 2001.
James Brown was the Canterbury University Writer in Residence for 2001. His new poetry collection, My Favourite Monsters, will be published by VUP later in 2002.
Edmund Cake has been writing poetry for his friends and family for a number of years. He lives in Grey Lynn with his wife and new baby son.
Inga Clendinnen is a leading Australian writer whose books include the acclaimed memoir Tiger's Eye (2000), and Reading the Holocaust, a New York Times Best Book in 1999. She is a guest at the New Zealand Festival 2002 New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week. ‘Louis’ was first published in the London Review of Books.
Nigel Cox is the author of three novels, most recently Skylark Lounge(1999), and is presently Head of Exhibitions and Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Arkadii Dragomoshchenko: see footnote on page 169.
Tracy Farr's story ‘The Blind Astronomer’ was runner-up in the 2001 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award. She is currently completing a collection of short stories. Before going to Oxford in 1962, Elizabeth Isichei published poetry extensively in Landfall, NZ Poetry Yearbook, Comment, the Listener and elsewhere (as Elizabeth Allo). In the decades which followed she concentrated mainly on academic writing, though she has published her translations of African oral poetry, and was founder editor of Jos Oral History and Literature Texts. She returned to poetry several years ago and has work published or forthcoming in the Listener, Winterspin and two anthologies.
Elizabeth Knox's new novel, Billie's Kiss, is out this month.
Graham Lindsay's most recent collection of poems is Legend of the Cool Secret (1999).
Tony de Lautour is a Christchurch artist who has been in exhibiting in New Zealand and Australia since the early 1990s. His most recent exhibition is Revisionist Paintings (Waikato Museum of Art and History, 9 February-17 March 2002).page 207
Bill Manhire'sCollected Poems was published by Victoria University Press and Carcanet in 2001.
Owen Marshall's latest novel, Harlequin Rex, won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2000 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. He is the editor of the forthcoming Essential New Zealand Short Stories.
Sue McCauley is (still) working on her second short story collection, and also recording former TB sanatorium patients for the Oral History archives. Her second stage play—Acting Your Age—is scheduled to open in August in Court 2.
Medbh McGuckian lives in Belfast. Her most recent collection of poems, Drawing Ballerinas, dramatises her responses to the long drawn-out process of change in Northern Ireland. The three poems published here are about the recent injury to her 12-year-old daughter's eye in a sectarian attack. Mebdh McGuckian is a guest at the New Zealand Festival 2002 New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week.
Stephanie de Montalk'sAnimals Indoors won the Jessie Mackay Award for best first book of poems in the 2001 Montana NZ Book Awards. Unquiet World, her biography of Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk, was published to acclaim later that year.
Gregory O'Brien recently curated John Drawbridge—Wide Open Interior at the City Gallery Wellington and edited the accompanying publication. With Edward Lucie-Smith and Ken Scarlett, he wrote Chris Booth—Sculptures in Europe, Australia and New Zealand (Godwit), which was published last year. His most recent book of poetry is Winter I Was (VUP, 1999) and After Bathing at Baxter's: Essays and Notebooks is out this month.
Evgeny Pavlov has lectured in Russian at Canterbury since 1999. He did his PhD in Comparative Literature at Princeton, and an MA at Moscow Linguistic University. He's recently completed a translation of Arkadii Dragomoshchenko's novel The Chinese Sun, and is currently working, in collaboration with Dragomoshchenko and Mark Williams, on an anthology of New Zealand poetry in Russian translations.
Susan Pearce lives in Wellington. Last year she wrote a collection of longish short stories.
Jo Randerson was the 2001 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. She is the author of a collection of stories, The Spit Children, and numerous plays.
Elizabeth Smither is the current Te Mata New Zealand Poet Laureate.
Louise Wrightson is a writer, bookseller and staunch Wellingtonian.