Sport 21: Spring 1998
Barbara Anderson is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories, most recently The Peacocks and other stories (1997).
Nick Ascroft is currently lounging in a less sexy hemisphere writing homesick poetry. Though his work has appeared in Sport, Landfall, the Listener, NZ Books, Takahe, Glottis and Heat, it will soon be littering less worthy publications on the British Isles.
Catherine Chidgey's bestselling novel In a fishbone church (VUP, 1998) won the 1998 Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction, and will be published in the UK by Picador in 1999, and in German translation by Carl Hanser Verlag. She holds 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. A new collection of poems, Into India, will be published in 1999.
Glenn Colquhoun's poems have been published in Sport 19 and 20, and in the British Medical Journal.
Patrick Evans has lived since 1948 in Christchurch, and has taught at Canterbury University since 1967. 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. ‘Chin Chin, Mr Saltina’ is from a longer work, installments of which appeared in Sport 19 and 20.
David Geary is collecting the back catalogue of Solid Gold Hits for his play of the same name. He'd love to meet anyone with volumes 23, 25, 29, 30, 33, 35+, who is willing to share their treasure in return for a light refreshment.
Michael Harlow is a writer and Jungian analytical psychotherapist from Christchurch. His most recent book of poems, Giotto's Elephant, was a finalist in the 1991 New Zealand Book Awards.
Andrew Johnston currently lives in Caen, France. ‘The Singer’ won a prize in the 1998 Daily Telegraph/Arvon International Poetry Competition, and is the concluding poem in The Open Window, a ‘new and selected poems’ to be published by Arc in the UK in November.
Christine Johnston lives in Dunedin. She is the author of a novel, Blessed Art Thou Among Women, and of a short story collection which is to be published by Canterbury University Press in 1999.page 216
Lloyd Jones's latest novel, Choo Woo, was published in July.
Kapka Kassabova's second poetry collection, Dismemberment, will come out in November from AUP. Her first novel, Reconnaisance, is due out early next year from Penguin. She is based in Wellington and working on her second novel.
Fiona Kidman's Best Short Stories will be published in late 1998.
Elizabeth Knox's seventh novel, The Vintner's Luck, will be published internationally in December 1998.
Owen Marshall's Best Short Stories was published last year. He is working on a new novel, and also teaches creative writing at Aoraki Polytechnic.
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 Landfall and Sport.
Stuart McKenzie is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Wellington.
Gregory O'Brien is a Wellington-based poet, painter and art writer. His Hotere—Out the Black Window was shortlisted in the 1998 Montana NZ Book Awards.
Chris Orsman's second poetry book, South: An Antarctic Journey, is to be published in the UK in 1999 by Faber & Faber.
Chris Price is the editor of Landfall.
Jo Randerson is 25 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 (1997) and the 1998 Montana NZ Book Awards shortlisted short story collection The Blind Blonde With Candles in Her Hair.
Tom Weston lives in Christchurch. His collection The Ambiguous Companion was published by the Hazard Poetry Series in 1996. He reviews poetry for the Press.
Deborah Wilton was born in Auckland in 1969. Her accent still generates questions, thanks to an adolescence spent in Canada. She has been employed for some years in the New Zealand film and television industry, and is currently at work on a novel, a screenplay, and her tax return. She lives and writes in Auckland.