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Graeme Lay

Graeme_Lay.jpgGraeme Lay was born in 1944 in Foxton. After graduating from Victoria University he became a secondary school teacher, moving to Auckland's North Shore in 1972. Graeme's range is extensive: short stories, magazine articles, plays for TV, fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, not to mention editing short story anthologies.

Selected bibliography:
  • Leaving One-Foot Island (Mallinson Rendel 1998).
  • Wave Rider (Penguin 2000).
  • 50 Short Short Stories by Young New Zealanders editor (Tandem Press 2001).
  • Return to One Foot Island (Penguin 2001).
  • Are We There Yet?: A Kiwi Kid's Holiday Exploring Guide (Whitcoulls 2002).
  • Pearl of One Foot Island (Penguin 2004).


Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature



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