Sport 30: Peter Black-Real Fiction
Lucy Alcock lives in Wellington and is the Exhibitions Curator at the National Library Gallery. Prior to this she was a Policy Adviser with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Mark Amery is Script Development Manager, Playmarket, Wellington. He has published and broadcast extensively about the visual and performing arts.
Ken Bolton is an Adelaide-based poet, publisher and critic, but he is no unitary subject and the good cop, the bad cop & the bystanders are all in conversation in his head at any one time—and I think the radio's going, too!
James Brown's most recent book of poetry is Favourite Monsters (VUP, 2002).
Emma Bugden is currently curating the survey show ‘Prospect 2003’ for the City Gallery Wellington. Recent projects include working in San Francisco with the art project space Southern Exposure, and managing the Physics Room in Christchurch.
Laurie Duggan is author of Ghost Nation: Imagined Space and Australian Visual Culture 1901–1939 (UQP, 2001). A leading poet of his generation, his most recent collection is Mangroves (UQP, 2003).
David Eggleton is a Dunedin-based poet, fiction writer, art critic and performer.
Blair French is a Sydney-based writer and curator. He edited Photo Files: An Australian Photography Reader in 1999.
Dinah Hawken's selected poems, titled Oh There You Are, Tuil, appeared in 2001. She teaches a course about writing and landscape at the Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University, Wellington.
Gavin Hipkins is a Wellington-based artist. His work has been shown in international exhibitions including the 2002 Sao Paulo Biennale and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 2000. In 2001, City Gallery Wellington launched his touring one-person exhibition ‘The Homely’. He is a lecturer in the College of Design, Fine Arts and Music at Massey University, Wellington.
Andrew Johnston lives in Paris, where he works on the International Herald Tribune. His most recent book of poetry is Birds of Europe (VUP, 1999)
James McNaughton's first collection of poetry, The Stepmother Tree (Darius Press), appeared fairly recently. He divides his time between Opunake, Taranaki, and Wellington.
Mary Macpherson is a Wellington-based photographer and poet. Her poetry is featured in Millionaire's Shortbread (University of Otago Press, 2003).
Bill Manhire'sCollected Poems was published in 2001 by Victoria University Press and Carcanet, Great Britain.
Gregory O'Brien's collection of essays and notebooks, After Bathing At Baxter's, appeared in 2002.
Neil Pardington is of Kai Tahu / Kati Mamoe descent. He is a photographer, film-maker and founder of Eyework design.
Tina Regtien has worked as an actor for the past 14 years. She lives with her partner and daughter on the Kapiti Coast.
Lara Strongman is Senior Curator at the City Gallery Wellington. She co-edited Parihaka—The Art of Passive Resistance (Parihaka Paa Trustees/City Gallery/VUP), which appeared in 2001, and more recently wrote a monograph on artist Tony Lane.
Luke Strongman is a Christchurch-based writer and editor. His book, The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire, was published in New York and Amsterdam by Rodopi Press in 2002.
Ian Wedde's most recent publication is The Commonplace Odes (AUP, 2001). He is Concept Leader, Humanities, at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Ashleigh Young is a student and part-time bookseller in Wellington.