Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Farrell, Fiona

[Photograph: Jan Kemp (2002)]

Fiona Farrell (b. 1947)


Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (2007):

Anne Brown’s Song
Instructions for the Consumption of Your Humanitarian Food Package

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Anne Brown’s Song
2. Mary Lawry’s Song
3. Lucy Rainbow's Song
4. Charlotte O’Neil’s Song
5. from In a Nutshell
6. from ‘Words, War, Water:’ Preface
7. Hamed Ameri’s Skull Won’t Stop Growing
8. Ursula at Paekakariki
9. The Castle
10. Instructions for the Consumption of Your Humanitarian Food Package
11. Seven Wishes
12. Tap-dance
13. Once a Little Kiwifruit

Bio /Bibliography:


The Hopeful Traveller. Random House, 2002. (Novel)
Light Readings. Random House, 2001. (Short stories)
The Inhabited Initial. AUP, 1999. (Poetry)
Six Clever Girls Who Became Famous Women. Penguin New Zealand, 1996. (Novel)
The Skinny Louie Book. Penguin New Zealand, 1992. (Novel)
The Rock Garden. Auckland University Press, 1989. (Short stories)
Cutting Out. Auckland University Press, 1987. (Poetry)


Stories published in 20 anthologies including: Best Short Stories 1990 and 1994, ed. Gordon and Hughes. Heinemann, London; The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories, ed. Davis and Haley. Penguin, 1989; The Oxford Book of New Zealand Short Stories, ed. O’Sullivan. OUP, 1992; Essential New Zealand Short Stories, ed. Marshall. Godwit Press, 2002


Poems anthologised in The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry ed. Evans, McQueen and Wedde. Penguin 1989; 100 New Zealand Poems, ed. Manhire. Godwit, 1993; An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English ed. Bornholdt, O’Brien and Williams. Oxford, 1997; Essential New Zealand Poems, ed. Edmonds and Sewell. Godwit/Random, 2001; 100 New Zealand Poems for Children, ed. McAlpine. Random House, 1999, 2001; New Zealand Love Poems, ed. Edmond. OUP, 2000; "Charlotte O'Neil's Song" selected for UK GCSE Syllabus, 1998-2000. NEAB Anthology, Heinemann/BBC Video. Also published in Wicked Poems, ed. Roger McGough. Bloomsbury, 2002.


Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, Menton, 1995
New Zealand Book Award for Fiction, 1993
Writer-in -Residence, Canterbury University, 1992
Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Literary Fellowship, 1991
Mobil Award for Radio New Zealand’s Best Radio Drama, 1990
IBM Award 1989
Mobil Dominion Short Story Award 1988
American Express Short Story Award 1987
BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award 1984
Denis Glover Award (poetry) 1982
Bruce Mason Award (drama) 1982

Related experience:

• Literature Committee Advisor, Creative New Zealand. 1999-2001
• Tutoring in writing for polytechnics, universities, community arts councils and at Christchurch Women's Prison.
• Participated in NZ Book Council “Words on Wheels” tours, 1993 and 1997
• Appearances(panels/readings) at International Festival of the Arts, Wellington. 2000/Books and Beyond Festival, Christchurch 1998/1999/2000. Wordstruck, Dunedin. 1994/1996. Listener Women’s Book Festival 1989/1992/1996/1998. Poems on the Vine, 2001. Southern Lights Poetry Tour, 2001. Book Council Poets’ Tour 2001.

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