Writer in Residence

English and Drama host an annual six-month fellowship for a New Zealand creative writer.

We work in partnership with the Michael King Writers' Centre and Te Waka Toi, Creative New Zealand to host the University of Auckland Residency. The University of Auckland Residency enables a writer to reside for six months of the year at the Michael King Centre, which is located in an historic villa in Devonport. The fellowship includes a financial stipend and other benefits, along with an opportunity to contribute to teaching and mentoring within English, Drama and Writing Studies.

Previous residents

2016: Vivienne Plumb
2015: Rochelle Bright
2014: Anne Kennedy
2013: Sarah Laing
2012: Eleanor Catton
2011: Michelanne Forster
2010: Bill Direen
2009: Ian Wedde
2008: Chris Price
2007: Dylan Horrocks

Find out more about residencies at the Michael King Writers' Centre.