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Tina Shaw

Tina._Shaw_1.JPGTina Shaw is the author of five novels for adults, including The Black Madonna (2005). Her short stories have been published in many anthologies, literary journals and magazines, and she was first runner-up of the 2003 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition.
Tina was a 1999 recipient of the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, and has held the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency. She was Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato in 2005, and has since been writing junior and young adult fiction. She lives in Auckland with her partner and an English Pointer called Monty.

Selected bibliography:
  • Brenda's Planetary Holiday illustrated by Fraser Williamson [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2006).
  • Fluff Helps Out illustrated by Dave Gunson [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2006).
  • Koevasi [Mainsails series] (Pearson Education 2008).
  • Dogs of the Hinterland [Nitty Gritty series] (Pearson Education 2008).
  • About Griffen's Heart (Longacre Press 2009).
  • The Cloud Rider illustrated by Sara Bellamy (Pearson 2011).
  • Buddle-Finlay Sargeson Fellowship 1999.
  • Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency.
  • University of Waikato Writer in Residence 2005.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2010 Young Adult Fiction List for About Griffen's Heart.
  • LIANZA Young Adult Award (Fiction) 2010 Finalist for About Griffen's Heart.
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