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Tina Shaw

Tina Shaw 2020-974-496-641Tina Shaw is the author of more than 20 publications for children, young adults and general readership. Her writing has taken her to Auckland, Christchurch, Berlin and even Hamilton – where she was Writer-In-Residence at the University of Waikato. She has edited a number of significant collections of New Zealand writing, and her stories have appeared in magazines and teenage anthologies, and have been broadcast on radio. Her novel Ursa won the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award and was published in 2019 by Walker Books Australia.She works as a manuscript assessor, tutor of creative writing and editor of the NZSA quarterly publication NZ Author. She lives outside Taupō near the Waikato River.

Selected bibliography:
  • Ursa (Walker Books 2019)
  • Make a Hard Fist (One Tree House 2018)
  • The Cloud Rider illustrated by Sara Bellamy (Pearson 2010)
  • My Name is Joad (Pearson Education 2009)
  • Petronas (Pearson Education 2009)
  • About Griffen's Heart (Longacre Press 2009)
  • Koevasi [Mainsails series] (Pearson Education 2008)
  • Into The Hinterland [Nitty Gritty series] (Pearson Education 2008)
  • Dogs of the Hinterland [Nitty Gritty series] (Pearson Education 2008)
  • Brenda's Planetary Holiday illustrated by Fraser Williamson [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2006).
  • Fluff Helps Out illustrated by Dave Gunson [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2006)
  • 2020 Finalist NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for Ursa
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 Young Adult Fiction List for Ursa
  • Winner 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for Ursa
  • 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
  • Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency
  • University of Waikato Writer in Residence 2005
  • Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship 1999.
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