login login

Tatiana Aslund

Tatiana Aslund was born in Pakistan and educated at schools in Wellington, Kerikeri and Otago. She's worked as a lab technician, geologist, petrologist and forensic and industrial scientist but these days she home-schools her children and fits in writing when she can.
Tatiana is not sure she ever decided to become a writer – she just liked to write, especially stories for children. She was nine or 10 years old when she started writing and even though Tatiana is a writer rather than an illustrator, she likes to draw pictures to go with all her stories.
When not busy growing vegetables and bread baking, Tatiana is interested in the natural sciences, conservation, the environment, history and crafts. When time allows she likes to go beach walking, kayaking and snorkelling.

Selected bibliography:
  • Moho the Ugly Pukeko illustrated by Samer Hatam (Reed 2005).
  • The Bean's Story illustrated by Vasanti Unka (Scholastic NZ 2007). 
  • White Raven 2007 for Moho the Ugly Pukeko.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2008 Picture Books List for The Bean's Story.

Storylines thanks zeald.com for their ongoing support of the Storylines website.

Page checked and updated February 2013.


The Storylines Trust and Foundation together comprise New Zealand's only national organisation working year-round specifically to promote children's and young adult literature through an annual Festival in six regions, author awards, publications, advocacy and other activities ... 



for  Storylines e-news and updates
First Name*
Last Name*


Storylines welcomes support for all its activities and events. Whether as sponsors or as volunteers for Festival events or task groups, your contribution (large or small) towards helping children grow up to love books and stories will be hugely valued ...