Ihimaera, Witi

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IHIMAERA, Witi. New Zealander, b. 1944. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories. Career: Journalist, Post Office Headquarters, Wellington, 1968-72; Information Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, 1973-74; Robert Burns Fellow, Otago University, 1975; Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, 1976-77; Second Secretary, New Zealand High Commissioner, Canberra, 1978; First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1979-85; New Zealand Consul, NYC, 1986-88; Counsellor, Public Affairs, New Zealand Embassy, Washington, DC, 1989; University of Auckland, lecturer, 1990-95, professor, 1996-. Member, Te Whanau A Kai, Maori tribe. Publications: NOVELS: Tangi, 1973; Whanau, 1974; The Matriarch, 1986; The Whale Rider, 1987; Bulibasha, 1994; Nights in the Gardens of Spain, 1995; The Dream Swimmer, 1997; The Uncle's Story, 2000. SHORT STORIES: Pounamu, Pounamu, 1972; The New Net Goes Fishing, 1977; Dear Miss Mansfield, 1989; Kingfisher Come Home, 1996. OTHER: Maori, 1975; (with T. Woollaston and A. Curnow) New Zealand through the Arts, 1982. EDITOR: (with D.S. Long) Into the World of Light, 1982; Te Ao Marama: Maori Writing since the 1980s, vols 1-4, 1992-94; Growing Up Maori, 1998; Where's Waari?, 2000. Address: 2 Bella Vista Rd., Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. Online address: [email protected]