Congratulations to Michalia Arathimos who is University of Waikato‘s 2021 Writer in Residence. Her publication history is diverse, ranging from books and novels to short stories, reviews, non-fiction and poetry. While she is in Hamilton she will work on her third novel Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato.
During 2020 Michalia was the Writer in Residence at the Randell Cottage in Wellington where she worked on her second novel, Cartographia. For the first three months of 2021, she is the Writer in Residence at the Frank Sargeson Centre, Auckland where she will focus on her second collection of short stories.
Our 2020 New Zealand resident Michalia Arathimos is nearing the end of her stay at Randell Cottage – and we’ll be very sad to see her go.
Last week she spoke to Lynn Freeman of Radio New Zealand’s Standing Room Only about returning to Wellington, life in the cottage and its impact on her project, Cartographia, and her plans for her Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship.
Listen to Michalia talking with Lynn Freeman: