Category Archives: Writers

A French artist and writer arriving for Wellington cultural residencies

A French artist and writer are heading to Wellington this month to develop their work in New Zealand. As the talented recipients of two international artist residencies, the pair will take their work to new horizons in dialogue with members … Continue reading

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James Norcliffe Selected as 2018 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Christchurch-based writer James Norcliffe is to be the 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Norcliffe has published nine collections of poetry, a short story collection and ten novels for young people. As an editor, he has had a … Continue reading

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An Evening with Stephen Daisley

Join us at the National Library on 28 November, for an evening of conversation with Randell Cottage writer in residence, Stephen Daisley and Wellington writers, Catherine Robertson and Tracy Farr. Stephen Daisley is a New Zealand born writer, living and … Continue reading

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Renée – Life story told in patches

Hear one of the Randell Cottage previous residents, Renée, talking with Kim Hill on Saturday 18 November:

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Josef Schovanec and Nine to Noon’s Katherine Ryan

Journeys through Autistan, diversity, inclusion, languages — all are up for discussion in this wide-ranging and thoroughly engaging conversation between our resident, Josef Schovanec and Nine to Noon’s Katherine Ryan.

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Stephen Daisley Selected as 2017 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Perth-based writer Stephen Daisley is to be the 2017 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Daisley hit New Zealand headlines last year, when his second novel, Coming Rain, took out the inaugural Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the New … Continue reading

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French writer and activist Josef Schovanec named as 2017 Writer in Residence

The 2017 French resident at Randell Cottage is Josef Schovanec, writer, polyglot and activist for autistic people who has published four books including Voyages en Autistan – Travels in Autistan (Plon, Paris) and Je Suis à l’Est !, the first … Continue reading

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Stephanie Johnson selected as 2016 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Auckland writer Stephanie Johnson is to be the 2016 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writer in Residence. Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, of plays and adaptations, but is best known for her … Continue reading

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Writers Owen Marshall and Lawrence Patchett at the National Library

What makes a short story? Is it a question of length? Or is it the plot? What about flash fiction? Twitter fiction? The long form? What makes a New Zealand short story? Is it the landscape? The shape? The theme? … Continue reading

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2015 Goncourt Prize nominee, Nicolas Fargues, new Randell Cottage resident

The Embassy of France in New Zealand and the Randell Cottage Writers Trust are pleased to announce the new laureate of the Randell Cottage Residency, Nicolas Fargues. Nicolas Fargues is a renowned French author who has published ten books, including J’étais … Continue reading

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