Ruby Porter

Ruby Porter is the author of Attraction, which won the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize in 2018. Attraction was written during her Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland under supervisor Paula Morris, and published in 2019 by Melbourne-based Text Publishing. Ruby tutors creative writing at the University of Auckland, and in high schools.

Sep 22, 2019

Predicting the future of New Zealand with the rising sea

Ruby Porter looks into New Zealand's future when the sea level rises 10, 25 and 80 metres, and finds out how much of Auckland will be left.

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Aug 26, 2019

A poetic truth, a love letter: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, reviewed

Ruby Porter on the first novel by acclaimed Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong. 

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Jul 22, 2019

On Levin, and grandmothers: an essay by Ruby Porter

Ruby Porter writes about her grandmother – who is not like the grandmother in her book – and Levin, and how the two are at the centre of her writing. 

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Jan 20, 2016

Books: Franz Kafka Was a Sharemilker – Ruby Porter on Murray Edmond

Ruby Porter reviews the wild visions of Murray Edmond, poet turned prose experimentalist.

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