winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her novel, The Luminaries, was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand. She
won the 2009 Betty Trask Award and the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for The Rehearsal, which was also
long-listed for the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize.
She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MA in fiction writing
from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She lives in New Zealand.