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Katie Furze

Katie Furze

Katie Furze writes children’s fiction and non-fiction including picture books, stories, articles, plays, readers and novels. She has a master’s degree in creative writing and is fascinated by science and nature.

Her books include TUATARA, A LIVING TREASURE (Scholastic NZ, 2023) and RURU, NIGHT HUNTER (Scholastic NZ, 2024) both of which are illustrated by Ned Barraud. Katie is a regular contributor to The School Magazine in Australia and The New Zealand School Journal. She has also published stories in anthologies and written readers and plays under work-for-hire agreements.

When she’s not reading or writing, Katie enjoys the outdoors: tramping, yoga, travelling and scuba diving. She lives in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland with her family.

Katie has been shortlisted twice for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award, and once for the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award.

Katie Furze

Selected bibliography:

Ruru, Night Hunter, illustrated by Ned Barraud (Scholastic NZ, 2024)
Tuatara, a Living Treasure, illustrated by Ned Barraud (Scholastic NZ, 2023)


2023 Storylines Notable Book Award, Tuatara, A Living Treasure (Scholastic NZ)
2022 Storylines Joy Cowley Award Shortlist, highly commended
2018 Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Culture and Society Masters Fee Scholarship
2015 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award Shortlist
2012 NZ Society of Authors Mentorship
2011 Storylines Joy Cowley Award Shortlist

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