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Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith-852Writer Fraser Smith was born in 1951. After a couple of years as a teacher, he worked as a fisherman, musician, farmer and beekeeper before returning to teaching 10 years later. He has been a school principal for 20 years and has enjoyed sharing stories with students for over 35 years. 
Fraser has always enjoyed writing and after the success of his first real book he has more in the pipeline.

Selected bibliography:
  • Awatea's Treasure, cover by Patrick White (Huia 2017)
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2018 for Awatea's Treasure
  • Awatea's Treasure shortlisted for New Zealand Book Awards for children and Young Adults, Best First Book

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