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Sport 25: Spring 2000


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Nick Ascroft is the author of From the Author of (VUP, 2000).

Diana Bridge's second book was published by AUP last year. She has lived in Taiwan for the past three years and returns to Wellington early next year. The ‘New Zealand girl’ in ‘Diary’ is the writer Virginia Fenton.

Janet Charman lives and works in Auckland.

Victoria Cleal 28, is from Auckland but now works as a subeditor in Sydney.

Glenn Colquhoun's collection of poems, The Art of Walking Upright (Steele Roberts, 1999) won the Jessie Mackay Award for best first book of poetry in the 2000 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

Jennifer Compton was born in NZ and now lives on the Southern Highlands of NSW in Australia with her husband and children. Her book of poetry—Blue—has just come out from Indigo Press.

Sarah Day lives in Tasmania where she is poetry editor of the national literary and current affairs magazine Island. She is the author of three collections of poems, most recently Quickening (Penguin Australia, 1997).

Alison Denham lives in Northland and works for the Far North District Council. Her first collection of poetry, Pieces of Air, was published in August 1999.

Rhian Gallagher was born in New Zealand; has lived in London for the last 12 years; works as publicity manager in the London office of the US art publisher Abrams; is returning to New Zealand to live in early 2001.

Anna Keir has a visual arts background and has worked as an art teacher and educational writer. She began writing fiction five years ago and her story ‘The Summer of Love’ was runner-up in the 1999 Sunday Star Times award. She lives in Christchurch.

Anna Livesey is a student at Victoria University.

Mike Johnson is a novelist and poet. Dumb Show won the Buckland Award for fiction in 1997. ‘Magic Strings’ won the Francis Keane short story award in 1999.

Lloyd Jones is the author of The Book of Fame.

Mary Macpherson is a Wellington photographer and poet. 17 Days of Shopping has been shown at the Waikato Museum of Art and History and the Michael Hirschfeld Gallery at City Gallery, Wellington. The work is in the collection of the Waikato Museum.

Emma Neale is the author of a novel, Night Swimming (Vintage, 1998; Anchor, 1999), and of a collection of poetry, Sleeve-notes (Godwit, 1999). She has a PhD from University College, London.

James Norcliffe'sA Kind of Kingdom was brought out by VUP in 1998. Recent work is in Siglo and Ulitarra (Aust), The Fiddlehead and Ariel (Canada) and London Magazine, Staple and The Tabla Book of New Verse (UK). He is currently enjoying the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago.

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Bob Orr lives in Auckland where he has spent most of his adult life. After close on a decade of hiatus he is working on a new volume of poems, The Names of Rivers.

Vincent O'Sullivan's new collection of poems, Lucky Table, is forthcoming from VUP in February 2001.

Chris Price's final task as outgoing Landfall editor was to assist Justin Paton with the preparation of the journal's 200th issue (November 2000). She is now at work on the New Zealand Festival's Writers and Readers Week for 2002, and will be a regional judge for the 2001 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Jenni Quilter's father is not famous, although he was once a marine biologist.

Marg Ranger's poems have previously been published in Sport, Landfall, Poetry NZ and London Magazine.

Elizabeth Smither's latest collection of poems, The Lark Quartet (AUP, 1999) won the poetry section in the 2000 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

Richard von Sturmer is based in upstate New York where he works at the Rochester Zen Center. A cycle of his poems, ‘Blue Cliff Verses’, has been published on the Internet at Mudlark

Sarah Weir grew up in York and South Wales and has been in New Zealand for ten years. She won the Joan Faulkner Blake Short Story Competition in 1999 and has a Creative NZ grant to complete a collection.

T. M. Wilson lives in Auckland.

Caren Wilton lives in Lyall Bay, Wellington. Recipient of a Creative NZ grant in 1999 for her fiction, she is currently completing a novel.

Louise Wrightson drives a white 1994 Toyota Corolla 1300 Waitemata Health Board Ltd trade-in with stains on the passenger seat.