The Victoria University of Wellington / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence fosters NZ writing by providing the appointee with the opportunity to write full-time within an academic environment for the period of tenure. Applications are invited from writers in all areas of literary activity, who are authors of proven merit normally resident in New Zealand or New Zealanders currently resident overseas. Applications for 2019 are now open, with deadline 30 September 2018. A full role description and application is available on the Current Vacancies page of Victoria’s website. Enquiries can also be directed to

'I want you to think about what you would like to see at the heart of your national literature ' - Tina Makereti

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