Join Auckland University Press at Objectspace to celebrate the launch of Hiwa, a collection of contemporary Māori short stories featuring the work of twenty-seven writers.

A showcase of contemporary talent, Hiwa includes biographical introductions for each writer’s work, and explores the range of styles and subjects in the flourishing world of Māori fiction.

Working in English or te reo Māori, the writers range from famous names and award winners – Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Whiti Hereaka, Becky Manawatu, Zeb Nicklin – to emerging voices like Shelley Burne-Field, Jack Remiel Cottrell, Anthony Lapwood and Colleen Maria Lenihan.

Named for Hiwa-i-te-rangi, the ninth star of Matariki, signifying vigorous growth and dreams of the year ahead, this anthology reveals the flourishing world of Māori writing today in Aotearoa and beyond.

About the editors:

Paula Morris MNZM (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Whātua) is an award-winning novelist, story writer and essayist from Auckland Paula is an associate professor at the University of Auckland, where she is the director of the Master of Creative Writing.

Darryn Joseph (Ngāti Maniapoto) is an associate professor at Massey University, andhis quiet, unassuming, yet prolific contribution to reo Māori creativity in Aotearoa is impressive. He has published more than twenty books, and written numerous resources for immersion education, including textbooks, chapter books and journal articles.

Hiwa cover design by Haumi