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
  • 1988 New Zealand Book Award for Poetry
  • 1988 PEN Best First Book of Poetry Award

1993 Inaugural Writer in Residence, Massey University


  • "He mihimihi; Seeking the Wild". Cortland Review. August 2002.
  • All Cretans are Liars. Auckland University Press. 1987. ISBN 978-1-86940-013-2.
  • The Male as Evader (1988)
  • Cabin Fever (1990)
  • Seven Days on Mykonos (1993).
  • Boys' Night Out. Auckland University Press. 1998. ISBN 978-1-86940-189-4.
  • Wild. Auckland University Press. 2004. ISBN 978-1-86940-310-2.
  • The Blue Voyage (2015)



  • Roger Robinson, Nelson Wattie, eds. (1998). Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-558348-9.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  • Jack Ross, Jan Kemp, eds. (2007). Contemporary NZ Poets in Performance. Auckland: Auckland University Press. ISBN 978-1-86940-395-9.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)


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