Carolyn McCurdie

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Carolyn McCurdie
BornEngland
ResidenceDunedin, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
Notable awardsLilian Ida Smith Award, First prize New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition

Carolyn McCurdie is a British-born New Zealand author.

McCurdie was born in England and moved to New Zealand in 1950, aged three. She grew up in Dunedin and has also lived in Auckland, Waiheke Island, and Australia.[1]

McCurdie has worked as a teacher and librarian at the Blueskin Bay library. In 2002 she was mentored by Sue McCauley.[2][1]

In 2012 McCurdie published her first novel for young adults, The Unquiet.[3] She published Albatross, a collection of short stories in 2006, and a poetry collection, Bones in the Octagon, in 2015.[4][5] McCurdie has also been published in Landfall[6][7] and Takahē,[8] and her work has appeared on Radio New Zealand.[2]

Awards[edit]

McCurdie received the 1998 Lilian Ida Smith Award.[9] Her first novel, The Unquiet was named as one of Storylines Trust’s Notable New Zealand Children's and Young Adult Books of 2007.[10]

In 2013 she won first prize in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition with Making Up the Spare Beds for the Brothers Grimm.[11] Her poem Bridge received a highly commended in the 2017 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize,[12] and she also received a highly commended in the 2012 prize.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Carolyn McCurdie". Storylines. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Carolyn McCurdie". Penguin New Zealand. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. ^ McCurdie, Carolyn (2012). The Unquiet. Longacre. ISBN 9781775531357.
  4. ^ McCurdie, Carolyn (2015). Bones in the Octagon. Mākaro Press. ISBN 9780994117212.
  5. ^ "Carolyn McCurdie". Otago Writers Network. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Landfall 228". University of Otago. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Landfall 233" (PDF). University of Otago. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  8. ^ McCurdie, Carolyn (28 November 2016). "t. 90, Wes Lee, Shooting Gallery". Takahē Magazine. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Lilian Ida Smith Award Recipients" (PDF). New Zealand Society of Authors. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Notable New Zealand Children's and Young Adult Books of 2007" (PDF). Storylines. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Poetry competition results 2013". New Zealand Poetry Society. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  12. ^ "The winners of Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2017". NZ Poetry Shelf. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Caselberg Trust 2012 International Poetry Prize Winners Announced". Caselberg Trust. Retrieved 30 November 2017.