Anne French

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Anne French (born 1956 Wellington, New Zealand) is a New Zealand editor and poet.


She graduated from Wellington Girls' College and Victoria University of Wellington with an MA. She worked as an editor for Oxford University Press, becoming New Zealand Managing Editor in 1982, and subsequently New Zealand Publisher. In 1995 she set up Te Papa Press, a publishing business within the Commercial Division of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.[1]


  • 1973 and 1974 PEN Young Writer’s Incentive Award
  • New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.
  • 1988 PEN Best First Book of Poetry Award




  • Roger Robinson, Nelson Wattie, eds. (1998). Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-558348-9. 
  • Jack Ross, Jan Kemp, eds. (2007). Contemporary NZ Poets in Performance. Auckland: Auckland University Press. ISBN 978-1-86940-395-9. 


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