Paula Morris

Dr Paula Morris (Ngati Wai, Ngati Whatua) is a novelist who teaches creative writing at the University of Auckland, and is the convenor of the Academy of New Zealand Literature. Her book of essays and short stories, False River, was published in November 2017. Paula was born in Auckland in 1965.

Books
Nov 8, 2017

The greatest essay ever written about Little House on the Prairie

Dr Paula Morris reveals the seething family dynamics and political turmoil that went on behind the scenes of the books loved by millions.

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Jul 27, 2017

Book of the week: an essay by Paula Morris on race and literature

Paula Morris responds to the 'glorious, painful, sharp and funny' anthology of Māori writing, Black Marks on a White Page.

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May 18, 2017

Literature in a decile one school: Paula Morris goes to Otahuhu

An essay by Paula Morris on teaching creative writing in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Auckland – Otahuhu.

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Aug 8, 2016

Rhymes with sausage: A tribute to Peter Gossage, by Paula Morris

A tribute to the great illustrator Peter Gossage by whanau member and author Paula Morris.

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May 24, 2016

“The only negative voices are from Wellington”: How an exciting new writing initiative drew instant scorn

Well, for heaven's sake - a literary spat! A feud, even! An essay by Paula Morris reveals how and sort of why her newly launched Academy of New Zealand Literature instantly got dumped on by Those Who Know Better.

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