Alice Tawhai (Tainui, Ngāpuhi) is a short fiction writer whose works pay particular attention to contemporary Māori culture and the experience of ethnic minorities in New Zealand. Her books have been repeatedly recognised by the NZ Listener as a best book during their year of publication and shortlisted for the Montana Book Award for Best First Book. Her work has also been anthologised in Lost in Translation: New Zealand Stories, and Some Other Country: New Zealand’s Best Short Stories 4th edition.
Alice Tawhai is a pen name. Due to personal circumstances Alice wishes to remain anonymous.