Robert Sullivan, of Nga Puhi, Kai Tahu and Irish descent, is an internationally published poet with seven collections of poetry released. Teaming up with Chris Slane, Robert took the well-known story of the Polynesian demigod Māui and turned it into a short graphic novel for children called Maui: Legends of the Outcast (1997). He then collaborated with Gavin Bishop on the award-winning Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths & Legends of Aotearoa in 2002.
- Maui: Legends of the Outcast with Chris Slane (Godwit Publishing 1996).
- Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths & Legends of Aotearoa illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Random House 2002).
Best First Book of Poetry Award (from PEN).
Literary Fellow University of Auckland (1998).
Distinguished Visiting Writer University of Hawai`i (2001).
Book of the Year & Non-fiction Winner 2003 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths & Legends of Aotearoa.