Michelanne Forster

Michelanne began her career as a script editor/writer for Television New Zealand in the Children and Young Person’s Department. She has amassed a body of work that includes short stories, children’s television scripts, books for children, prize-winning plays for adults and children, plays for radio and one work of non-fiction. Her plays have been performed professionally by theatre companies throughout New Zealand, and in Australia, Canada and the United States.


20 New Zealand Playwrights with Vivienne Pumb (Playmarket, 2013)
Always My Sister (Holloway Press, 2013)
'Daughters of Heaven' (Polish translation) in Dwa Oceany (Agencja Dramatu i Teatru ADiT, 2013)
When it’s Over: New Zealanders Talk about Their Experiences of Separation and Divorce, (Penguin, 1998)
The Rosenberg Sisters in Playlunch: Five Short NZ Plays Otago University Press 1996

Daughters of Heaven, Victoria University Press 1992
Rodney Rat and the Space Creatures (Hodder and Stoughton, 1989)
Rodney Rat and the Sneaky Weasel Gang (Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
The Four-Legged Prince (Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
Rodney Rat and the Sunken Treasure (Hodder and Stoughton, 1983)


Writer-in-Residence Michael King Writer's Centre,University of Auckland 2011
Best Radio New Zealand Drama, The Rosenberg Sisters 1997
Best Radio New Zealand Drama, Larnach - Castle of Lies 1996
Buckland Memorial Award for Literature, Daughters of Heaven 1994
Writer-in-Residence University of Canterbury 1993