Sue Wootton - New Zealand

Sue Wootton - New Zealand

Sue Wootton is a poet, novelist and essayist who writes for children and for adults. Her work has been widely published and anthologised in New Zealand and internationally: she has published eight books (five poetry collections, one short story collection, a children’s book and a novel). Her most recent publications are her first novel, Strip, which was longlisted for the Acorn fiction prize in the 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards and my poetry collection, The Yield, which was a poetry finalist in the 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards.

During her residency in October, she Sue worked on her second novel (with the working title We Who Lived in Paradise), which follows a group of friends affected by the 1948 polio epidemic.



“Corpus: Conversations about Medicine and Life”

NZ Book Council, Writer’s File

Academy of NZ Literature, Writer’s File

Best NZ Poems 2018

Best NZ Poems 2014

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