Whiti Hereaka

Whiti
Hereaka

Whiti Hereaka is an award-winning Māori novelist and playwright based from New Zealand. She is an active participant in writing residencies both locally and internationally, including the Michael King Writers Centre and the prestigious International Writers Program in Iowa City.

Whiti has written four critically-acclaimed novels, The Graphologist’s Apprentice (2010), Bugs (2013), Legacy (2018) and Kurangaituku (2021). She also co-edited, with Witi Ihimaera, an anthology of Māori myths, Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers (2019).

Her latest novel, Kurangaituku, won New Zealand’s richest literary award, the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, at the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Whiti Hereaka is an award-winning Māori novelist and playwright based from New Zealand. She is an active participant in writing residencies both locally and internationally, including the Michael King Writers Centre and the prestigious International Writers Program in Iowa City.

Whiti has written four critically-acclaimed novels, The Graphologist’s Apprentice (2010), Bugs (2013), Legacy (2018) and Kurangaituku (2021). She also co-edited, with Witi Ihimaera, an anthology of Māori myths, Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers (2019).

Her latest novel, Kurangaituku, won New Zealand’s richest literary award, the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, at the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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