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Michalia Arathimos

Michalia Arathimos has just returned from Australia, where she lived in Melbourne and other places. She has published work in The Lifted Brow, Westerly, Overland, Landfall, Headland, JAAMSportTurbine, and elsewhere. She won the Sunday Star Times Short Story Prize in 2016.

Her first novel, Aukati, was published by Mākaro Press and launched at Melbourne Writers Festival.


Historic Randell Cottage in Wellington, New Zealand, has been a writers’ residency for New Zealand and French writers since 2001. The Randell Cottage Writers Trust works in partnership with Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund, the Wellington City Council and the Embassy of France.
The cottage has two bedrooms and a writing studio. Located in inner-city Thorndon close to the Lilburn Residence, Rita Angus Cottage, Wellington Asia Residency, and the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, the cottage is within walking distance of the National and Turnbull Libraries and Archives New Zealand.