Tessa Duder

Tessa Duder trained as a journalist before becoming, in a literary career now spanning three decades, one of New Zealand's best-known writers. Her awards include the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, an Artists to Antarctica Fellowship, and the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book for her first novel, Night Race to Kawau. In 2008 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato.