Chris Price

ANZL Member

Photo credit: Robert Cross

Chris Price teaches the poetry and creative nonfiction MA at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University. She managed the New Zealand Festival’s Writers Week for 12 years, and for much of the 90s she edited the literary journal Landfall. Price’s first collection of poems, Husk, won the 2002 NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry. Her next book, the genre-busting Brief Lives, was shortlisted for the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Auckland University Press published Price’s third book, The Blind Singer, in 2009.

In 2011, Price was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. She has also contributed to two science/art collaborations, Are Angels OK? (2006), and the Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange, which paired German and New Zealand poets and culminated in performances at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. Her most recent collection is Beside Herself (2016).



New Zealand Book Council profile page

IIML staff profile

Auckland University Press author page review of Beside Herself (April, 2016)

'Novels stand outside time, with their narrative structure of beginning, middle and end. They outlast politics, which are by nature ephemeral, swift and changeable and can quickly become invisible, detectable only to the skilled eye. ' - Fiona Farrell

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