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Paula Morris

Paula Morris

Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua

Paula Morris is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and essayist. She writes fiction for adults and young adults, and her short fiction has appeared in journals and collections and been produced on radio. She has been awarded writing residencies and fellowships in Italy, Denmark, Belgium and Latvia and been a guest at festivals in Europe, China, the United States and New Zealand. Paula worked in Britain and the United States as a publicist, in marketing, as a branding consultant and copywriter. Since 2003, she has taught creative writing at universities, including Tulane in New Orleans and Sheffield in England. She is the convenor of the Master in Creative Writing course at the University of Auckland and the founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature.