Sport 35: Winter 2007
Jean Anderson is Programme Director for French at Victoria University of Wellington. She has translated work by Randell Cottage French writers Nadine Ribault, Charles Juliet, Pierre Furlan, and Dominique Mainard—including Furlan's Bluebeard's Workshop and other stories (VUP, 2007)—and co-translated into French Janet Frame, Patricia Grace, Jenny Bornholdt, Fiona Kidman, Vincent O'Sullivan and Fiona Kidman.
Michelle Arathimos is a Wellington writer. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at the IIML in 2006. She has lived and worked in South Korea and travelled in South East Asia. She is currently working on a novel about a Greek New Zealand family.
Sarah Jane Barnett is a heritage professional who lives in Wellington. Her work has appeared in the Christchurch Press, Catalyst, Takahe, and on the e-zines Blackmail Press and Turbine. In 2006 she completed the VUW MA in Creative Writing.
David Beach's first collection of poems is Abandoned Novel (VUP, 2006).
Airini Beautrais is a teacher in the Wairarapa. Her book of prose poems, Secret Heart, was published by VUP in 2006.
Tony Beyer lives in Taranaki. His Dream Boat: selected poems is in production with HeadworX.
Diana Bridge's most recent collection of poetry is Red Leaves (AUP, 2005). Her essay on the China-based poems of Robin Hyde will appear in a book of essays on Hyde forthcoming from OUP.
Amy Brown completed her MA in creative writing at the IIML last year. She is now studying English literature at Honours level, working part-time as a librarian, and editing the books pages of the Lumiere Reader (lumiere.net.nz).
Tim Corballis held the 2005 Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency. His third novel, The Fossil Pits, was published in 2005.
Emily Dobson works as a postie and occasional life model in Wellington. She spent a year not saying much but having a wonderful time in Iowa as the 05/06 Glen Schaeffer Fellow. Her first book of poetry, a box of bees, was published in 2005.
Rob Egan is a Wellington based trade unionist.
Fiona Farrell held a Rathcoola Residency in Cork, Ireland, in the first half of 2006. Her new novel, Mr Allbones' Ferrets, was published by Vintage in April 2007.
Gigi Fenster lives with her family in Wellington. She is currently working on a novel for young adults.
Tom Fitzsimons is a Wellington journalist. He completed the MA in creative writing at the IIML in 2006. One of his dreams is to become the first World President.
Matthew Boyd Goldie grew up in Auckland, lived in Wellington, and now lives in New York. He teaches at Rider University and has recently published an anthology, Middle English Literature: A Historical Sourcebook (Blackwell, 2003). His poems have appeared in Sport, Landfall, and elsewhere.
Ingrid Horrocks recently completed a PhD at Princeton and is now a lecturer at Massey Wellington. She is the author of a book of poetry and a work of creative nonfiction, Travelling with Augusta (VUP, 2003).
Anna Horsley was a member of the 2006 MA class, and won the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for the collection of stories she wrote during the year. 'Going Under' is currently the title story of this collection. She lives in Wellington.
Amy Howden-Chapman is a Wellington born and based artist and writer, and a member of the performance duo Raised by Wolves.
Andrew Johnston's fourth collection of poems is Sol (VUP, 2007). A Paris resident, he is spending 2007 as the Stout Research Fellow at Victoria University, working on a book about New Zealand poetry. He also edits the page of poetry links http://thepage.name.page 207
Harold Jones was born in New Zealand in 1952 and educated at Cambridge University, where he was awarded an Exhibition to read English. He returned with his family to New Zealand in 1993. Poems written or published in England won the favourable attention of Al Alvarez, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion Since that period, he has been 'trying to make poems, not write poetry. I aim at work from which anyone would be out of their mind to select a line or lines to indicate that it's poetry'.
Sarah Laing won the 2006 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition. Her collection, Coming Up Roses, will be published by Random House in July 2007. She met a woman like Janice at a Washington, DC bachelorette party.
Therese Lloyd has lived in Wellington for seven or so years. After completing an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria in 2006, she was awarded the Schaeffer Fellowship which means she'll soon be living in Iowa and attending the Writer's Workshop at Iowa University.
Mary Macpherson is poet and photographer living in Wellington. In 2006 she completed the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University. Her most recent publication is the joint collection Millionaire's Shortbread (Otago University Press, 2003).
Ann Mallinson, of Mallinson Rendel Publishers, chaired the Writers and Readers Week Committee for the first five New Zealand International Arts Festivals.
Vana Manasiadis is a teacher and writer who lives in Wellington, and sometimes in Greece. She is working on a collection of 'fictional essays', and fine-tuning a collection of poetry, ithaca island bay leaves.
Alice Miller is the Glenn Schaeffer Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the IIML and will return to Iowa this year to continue her MFA in Poetry.
Sue Orr is a former journalist. She started writing fiction two years ago and completed a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2006. She has been published on Turbine, and has a story forthcoming in Best New Zealand Fiction 4.
Kerry Popplewell is a Wellington poet.
Annie Saumont, Randell Cottage writer in residence from November 2006 to March 2007, is France's leading contemporary short story writer and has published some twenty collections of stories. As a literary translator, she is best-known for her translations of Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, as well as the work of V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer and John Fowles. Her own writing has won her the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle in 1981, and in 2003 the ultimate recognition, the Grand Prix de l'Académie française. 'Seife aus Paris' first appeared in Triolet no. 2 (1989), for which she wrote this and one other story to accompany favourite author Katherine Mansfield's 'Bliss'.
Charlotte Simmonds shares the bush around her house with the kaka of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary. Sometimes she writes for theatre and sometimes she works on a book.
A broken engagement under her belt, she is violently romatic at heart.
Elizabeth Smither's books include A Question of Gravity; Selected Poems, chosen by John Kinsella (Arc, 2004), and the novel Different Kinds of Pleasure (Penguin, 2006).
C.K. Stead's most recent books are My Name Was Judas (novel, 2006) and Black River (poems, 2007).
Rae Varcoe was raised in Dunedin and now works as a physician in Auckland. Her first collection of poems, Tributary, will be published by VUP later in 2007.
Cath Vidler edits trans-Tasman literary magazine Snorkel (www.snorkel.org.au). Her new blog, The List Server (http://thelistserver.blogspot.com), is dedicated to serving lists on a regular basis.
Tom Weston's latest collection of poems is Naming the Mind Like Trees (Steele Roberts, 2004).page break page break