Philippa Werry is a children’s writer who began her career writing for the School Journal. Since then, her non-fiction, stories, plays and poems have been widely published. Several of her books have featured in the Storylines Notable Books lists and her historical novel Enemy at the gate was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009. Her non-fiction book Anzac Day: the New Zealand story was shortlisted for both the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and the Lianza Book awards in 2014. Philippa lives in Wellington and visits schools around the country as part of the Writers in Schools programme; she is also an online writing tutor and maintains several writing blogs.
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