Greg McGee

ANZL Member

Photo credit: Jim Tannock

Greg McGee’s first play, Foreskin’s Lament (1981), is one of New Zealand’s most successful and drew on rugby culture of the time to comment on national values. As crime writer Alix Bosco, Greg is the author of the novel Cut and Run (2009), winner of the 2010 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime, and Slaughter Falls (2010). He has won several TV awards, including Best Drama Writer for two of his political documentary dramas: Erebus: the Aftermath (1987), and Fallout (1994).

In 2012 he produced two new books: a biography of All Black Captain Ritchie McCaw and a novel, Love & Money. He was awarded the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship for 2013, where he wrote The Antipodeans, published in 2015.



New Zealand Book Council profile page

Penguin Books author page

Upstart Press author page


NZ OnScreen biography (includes plays/films)

Playmarket playwright page  (with links to plays)

Radio New Zealand review of The Antipodeans (Aug, 2015)

BookNotes Unbound interview (July, 2015)

Radio New Zealand interview regarding The Antipodeans (July, 2015)

NZ Herald review of The Antipodeans (July, 2015)

Radio New Zealand interview regarding Love and Money (March, 2012)

NZ Herald interview (Oct, 2012)

Sunday Star Times interview  regarding Alix Bosco (Aug, 2011)


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