New in this year’s programme is the splitting of the University of Auckland/MKWC Residency into four time slots throughout the year, in order to attract a wider range of established writers. In 2019 we will welcome playwright Gary Henderson, novelist Emma Neale, non-fiction writer Jenni Quilter, and historian Joanne Drayton.
Other writers to receive residencies include Diane Brown, Ivy Alvarez, Dominic Hoey, Philippa Werry, Gigi Fenster and Murray Edmond.
The Pasifika residencies will be held by Makareta Brown and Mariana Isara, who will each spend two weeks at the centre.
The recipients of the Māori writers’ residencies are Colleen Lenihan and Jade Kake. Jade’s project explores experiences of indigeneity, race and racism in the diaspora. The novel-length work will be structured around 12 thematically linked short stories.
Other writers awarded residencies are Rachel O’Neill, Yvette Walker, Steven Toussaint, Meagan France and Rijula Das.
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