Anne Kennedy’s most recent novel is the acclaimed The Last Days of the National Costume. Her poetry collection The Darling North, won the 2013 NZ Post Book Award for Poetry. She has won the NZ Montana Award and the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award. After several years at the University of Hawai`i, Anne now teaches fiction and screenwriting at Manukau Institute of Technology. She is the 2014 University of Auckland Michael King Writing Resident.