Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quigley, Sarah

Sarah Quigley (b. 1967)


New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):

New York Four

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. age-old
2. An Immigrant Butcher Dreams of her Homeland
3. Catching up with family
4. Floating in the astronaut hour
5. For H.I.M
6. Love in a bookstore or your money back
7. New York Four
8. Poem for Anna
9. Poetry is the hardest thing
10. Restless
11. Sensation White
12. The writer
13. To Waitemata Harbour

Bio / Bibliography:

Born in New Zealand in 1967, Sarah Quigley is a novelist, poet, and critic. She has a D.Phil. in English Literature from the University of Oxford, has lived in England and America, and is now based in Berlin where she held the Inaugural Creative NZ/ DAAD Writer’s Fellowship in 2000. She is a graduate of Bill Manhire’s Creative Writing Course at Victoria University. She attended the British Council Cambridge Literature Seminar in 2001 and in that year was the winner of the Pacific Division of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. She has won numerous prizes for her poetry and fiction and in 2003 was one of the featured writers in Waterstones Faces of the Future. Awards include the Sargeson Fellowship, the CLL Writers Award and the Robert Burns Literary Fellowship.

Fiction Publications:

Fifty Days (Virago, 2004)
Shot (Virago, 2003)
After Robert (Penguin UK, 2000)
[Robert, danach (Droemer Knaur, 2001)]
having words with you (Penguin NZ, 1998)

Short fiction published in various periodicals and anthologies including The Listener, New Writing UK, 100 NZ Short Short Stories (Tandem Press, 1997; 1998), Mutes and Earthquakes (VUP, 1997).

Poetry Publications:

Love in a bookstore or your money back (Auckland University Press, 2003)
AUP New Poets 1 (Auckland University Press, 1999)

Awards include 1998 Highly Commended American Pen Women’s International Competition, 1998 Highly Commended NZ Poetry Society International Competition,
1997 Third Prize NZ Poetry Society/Asia 2000 Competition, 1997 Third Prize and Highly Commended NZ Poetry Society International Poetry Competition.

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