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Claire Aramakutu

Claire lives in the South Island of New Zealand with her husband, three children, and a dog and two cats who closely supervise Claire while she writes. She has always had a passion for writing and after returning to study in her early thirties, she won seven excellence awards completing two Graduate Diplomas in Media Studies & Creative Writing. Claire aims through her writing to stir children’s imaginations, inspiring them to set their own creative minds free.


Selected bibliography:

Koro’s Star, Scholastic NZ, forthcoming


Winner of the 2023 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for an unpublished junior fiction manuscript for Koro’s Star

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