False River

False River Sat 22 Feb 2.30pm Murdoch Lecture Theatre Sat 22 Feb 2.30pm Murdoch Lecture Theatre FREE Ticket info
Sat 22 Feb 2.30pm at Murdoch Lecture Theatre FREE

Paula Morris is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and essayist from New Zealand. She speaks with Naama Grey-Smith about her last collection of writing, False River and about writing the stories of Europeans and Indigenous communities.

Paula Morris, of Ngati Wai and English descent, was born in Auckland. Her first novel, Queen of Beauty (2002), won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction at the 2003 Montana Book Awards and the Adam Foundation Prize. She has published three other novels, Hibiscus Coast (2005), Trendy But Casual (2007) and Rangatira (2011), which was the winner of the Fiction Award at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards. She has also published the short-story collection Forbidden Cities (2008), edited The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories (2009) and has published three young adult novels in the United States. Morris holds degrees from four universities, including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has worked in London and New York and, since 2003, she has taught creative writing at universities in the USA, the UK and currently at the University of Auckland.

Time & Location

Sat 22 Feb 2.30pm


Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009


60 min


Free Event

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