Title: Sport 20

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, March 1998, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 20: Autumn 1998


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Johanna Aitchison completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria in 1997.

Barbara Anderson is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories, most recently The Peacocks and other stories (1997).

K.O. Arvidson teaches English at Waikato University.

Nick Ascroft is no longer a student. He is a writer and will say so if you quiz him on it. His poetry has appeared in Sport, Landfall, the Listener, NZ Books, Takahe, JAAM and Heat, [sic: .]

Rachel Buchanan did the short story course at Victoria University in 1997, and lives in Melbourne. Her story ‘Retirement’ was published in Sport 19.

Kate Camp's first collection of poems, Strange Matters, is to be published by VUP in 1998. ‘To tell myself seven stories about me and you’ was runner-up in the 1997 Listener Women's Book Festival Short Story Competition.

Janet Charman lives and works in Auckland.

Catherine Chidgey's first novel, In a fishbone church, will be published in NZ by VUP in March 1998 and in the UK by Picador in 1999. In 1997 she won the inaugural Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing at VUM, and she has been awarded a 1998 Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowhip.

Geoff Cochrane lives in Wellington. His books include two novels. Tin Nimbus and Blood, and Aztec Noon: Poems 1976-1992.

Glenn Colquhoun is a House Surgeon at Thames Hospital. This poem, and two published in Sport 19, were written during a rehabilitation and geriatrics attachment at Waikato Hospital.

Allen Curnow's Early Days Yet: New and Collected Poems 1941-1997 has recently been published by Carcanet in the UK and AUP in NZ. ‘Ten Steps to the Sea’ also appears in the LRB.

Alison Denham lives in Okaihau, Northland. Her poems have appeared in Printout, Poetry New Zealand and Otis Rush.

Bill Direen is one of New Zealand's most celebrated underground musicians. His novel, ‘Wormwood’, was published in Sport 18.

Patrick Evans has lived since 1984 in Christchurch, and has taught at Canterbury University since 1947. He is the author of The Penguin History of New Zealand Literature (1990), as well as two books on Janet Frame, two novels, short stories, critical articles and plays. ‘Vertigo’ is from a longer work, an installment of which appeared in Sport 19.

Laurence Fearnley has worked as curator at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, and the McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at VUW in 1997 and her first novel, The Sound of Her Body, will be published by Hazard in 1998. She lives in Christchurch.

Frankie Harris lives in an isolated bush area of Golden Bay. She has had stories broadcast on Radio New Zealand and published in Sport 16.

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Jeffrey Paparoa Holman is an expatriate West Coaster (Blackball, Runanga), mature student and bookseller, living in Christchurch. His first collection, Strange Children, was published as Fragments 5 in 1974. He has worked for the past ten years in England, where poetry and stories were published. He was the major prize-winner in the 1997 Whitireia Poetry Competition, with ‘As Big as a Father’.

Pico Iyer is an essayist and travel writer, whose books include Falling Off the Map and Tropical Classical. He is a guest at New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week in the 1998 International Festival of the Arts.

Kapka Kassabova is a young Bulgarian immigrant to New Zealand. In 1997 her debut collection of poems, All Roads Lead to the Sea, was published to acclaim by AUP, and she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria.

A.L. Kennedy was born in 1965 and lives in Glasgow. She is the author of two novels and three collections of stories, the most recent of which is Original Bliss (1997). She is a guest at New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week in the 1998 International Festival of the Arts.

Patricia Lawson lives in Dunedin, where she teaches art and English. She has had work broadcast on Radio New Zealand and published in educational magazines.

Joy Mackenzie is an Auckland writer, reviewer and ESL teacher.

Dennis McEldowney is the author of a number of books drawn from his extensive diaries, including Full of the Warm South (1983), Shaking the Bee Tree (1992) and Then and There: A 1970s Diary (1995). Recent stories have been published in Landfalland Sport.

Stephanie de Montalk lives in Wellington. She was joint winner of the novice section in the 1997 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award, and is researching a biography of her cousin, Count Potocki de Montalk.

James Norcliffe lives in Christchurch. His second collection of poems was shortlisted for the 1994 NZ Book Awards, and his third, Sing Bing, will be published by VUP in 1998.

Emily Perkins is a New Zealand writer currently living in London. Her collection of short stories, Not Her Real Name (1996), has been published to acclaim in New Zealand, the UK and US, and has won a number of awards. Her first novel will appear in mid-1998.

Jo Randerson is 24 and works in theatre. Her work has appeared in Sport 16 & 19, and her story ‘The Knot’ is to be published by the Wedge Press.

C.K. Stead's many books include Straw into Gold: Poems New and Selected (AUP, 1997).

Rae Varcoe has been a poetry consumer for forty years, and an embryonic writer for four. She was raised in Dunedin and now works as a physician in Auckland.

Louise White lives in Wellington.

Nick Williamson lives in Christchurch. He has had work published in JAAM and Takahe.