Sunday, November 18, 2007

Neale, Emma

Emma Neale (b. 1969)


New New Zealand Poets in Performance (2008):

Spoken For
Jane Coleridge
You’re Telling Me
Confessional Poem
Caroline Helstone

Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Spoken For
2. O, Pioneers!
3. Jane Coleridge
4. You’re Telling Me
5. Confessional Poem
6. Owl Glass
7. Caroline Helstone

Bio / Bibliography:

Emma Neale was born in Dunedin in 1969. After three years in California (1977-1980) Emma attended Karori West Normal School, Wellington Girls’ College, and then Victoria University of Wellington, where she gained a Senior Scholarship and First Class Honours in English. Emma moved to England at the end of 1991, where she gained an MA in Anglo-American Literary Relations, and a PhD in English Literature at University College, London, while working part-time as a tutor, temp, and in publishing and marketing. During her studies in England she was awarded a New Zealand Federation of University Women Fellowship, an Overseas Student Award, and the UCL Celia Phillips Memorial Award. She returned to NZ at the end of 1999, and works as a freelance writer and editor in Dunedin. She is married with one son.

Doctoral Thesis:

“Why Can’t She Stay Home? Expatriation and Back-migration in the work of Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde, Janet Frame and Fleur Adcock”. Awarded PhD degree, University College, London, England, 1999


Sleeve-notes (Godwit, Random House NZ, 1999)
How to Make a Million (Godwit, Random House NZ, 2002)


Night Swimming (Vintage, Random House NZ, 1998; Anchor, Transworld, Australia, 1999)
Little Moon (Vintage, Random House NZ, 2001)
Double Take (Vintage, Random House NZ, 2003)

As Editor:

Creative Juices (Flamingo, HarperCollins NZ, 2002)

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