Authors & Illustrators

Oscar Kightley

A Samoan-born writer whose critically acclaimed collaborative work for stage and screen has helped change the face of popular culture in New Zealand.

Brent Edwards

BRENT EDWARDS has been a journalist for 36 years and has covered politics since 1989 when he started work in the parliamentary press gallery for the Evening Post.

John Harvey

After three years as a student journalist and editor at Auckland University, JOHN HARVEY joined the Auckland Star as a reporter in 1966.

Callie Shell

Callie Shell first photographed Barack Obama before he was elected to the Illinois Senate and followed him into the White House.


Josh Emmett

Critically acclaimed chef Josh Emmett has worked with Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, been a guest judge on the US edition of “Hell’s Kitchen”.

Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie has always loved books and reading, and spent much of her Glenfield childhood lying around reading books instead of playing sports

Angus Gillies

James Griffin was one half of the creative pair behind Outrageous Fortune, which won him the Air New Zealand Screen Award for Best Script Drama/Comedy in 2007 and also the award for Best Script at the 2007 Qantas Television Awa...

Wynne Gray

Duncan Greive is a multiple award-winning freelance journalist and critic based in Auckland.


Richard Gladwell

Richard Gladwell is an international sailing journalist and photographer who lives in New Zealand.

Elspeth Sandys

Elspeth Sandys writes predominantly historical fiction and her long experience as a stage and radio playwright, an author of adaptations for the BBC, and an actor inform the craft of her dialogue.