Philippa Werry

Philippa Werry is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays for
children and adults. Her work has appeared in the School Journal, other
educational publications and various anthologies and been broadcast on
radio. Ten of her books have been named as Storylines Notable Books and a
number of titles have been shortlisted for the NZ Book Awards for Children
and Young Adults, including Enemy at the Gate (2009), Anzac Day: the New
Zealand story (2014; also shortlisted for the Lianza Book Awards), Waitangi
Day: the New Zealand story (2015), The New Zealand Wars (2018), The Telegram
(2019) and This is Where I Stand (2021). 

Philippa was runner up in the Playmarket Plays for the Young Competition
2010 and a Finalist in the Storylines Joy Cowley Award 2015. She has been
shortlisted for the Text Publishing Prize and the Manhire Prize for Creative
Science Writing (three times) and was the recipient of the New Zealand
Society of Authors Mid-Career Writers Award in 2010. In April 2016, she was
awarded the Anzac Bridge Fellowship, and in December 2016, she went to
Antarctica with the Antarctica NZ community engagement programme (formerly
Artists and Writers to Antarctica). She was awarded the Easter residency at
the Michael King Writers Centre in 2019. 

Philippa lives in Wellington. She is a frequent speaker at book-related
events and visits schools around the country as part of the Writers in
Schools programme.

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