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Paula Morris is a novelist and short story writer from New Zealand. For ten years, she worked in London and New York, first as a publicist and marketing executive in the record business, and later as a branding consultant and advertising copywriter.

She is the author of three novels for young adults, all published by Scholastic: RUINED, a mystery with a supernatural twist set in New Orleans; DARK SOULS, a novel set in the ancient - and haunted - city of York, England; and UNBROKEN, a sequel to RUINED.

Paula is also the author of award-winning novels for adults, published by Penguin Books in her native New Zealand: QUEEN OF BEAUTY (); HIBISCUS COAST (); TRENDY BUT CASUAL (); and RANGATIRA (). RANGATIRA won best book of fiction at the New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards.

In she published her first children's book, HENE AND THE BURNING HARBOUR (Puffin New Zealand).

Paula's short stories have been widely published and broadcast in both New Zealand and the US, and her short story collection, Forbidden Cities (), was a regional finalist in the Commonwealth Prize. She is the editor of THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND SHORT STORIES ().

Both HIBISCUS COAST and RUINED have been optioned for film.

Paula has degrees from universities in New Zealand, the U.K. and the US, including an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught creative writing at universities in the US and the UK, and is currently Fiction Writer-in-Residence at the University of Sheffield.

Visit her web site:, or her blog at You can also visit the blog "written" by her character Jane Shore, from the novel TRENDY BUT CASUAL:

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Paula Morris

New Zealand writer

Paula Jane Kiri MorrisMNZM (born 18 August ) is a New Zealand novelist and short-story writer.


Morris was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father is a New Zealander and her mother is English; the family's tribal affiliations are Ngāti Wai and Ngāti Whātua. She graduated from the University of Auckland in with a BA in English and history, and moved to the United Kingdom the same year. After completing a DPhil at the University of York, under the supervision of Hermione Lee, and after a brief stint living in Manchester, she moved to London – working for BBC Radio 3 as a production assistant, Virgin Records as Press Officer for Virgin Classics, and PolyGram (now Universal) as Press and Promotions Manager for Philips.[1]

In , Morris moved to New York to become Product Manager for the German record label ECM,[2] then distributed by BMG. During her four years at BMG Classics she rose to become Label Director of ECM and eventually Vice-President of Marketing for World Music and Jazz.[3]

Morris began taking fiction-writing classes at the West Side Y in ,[4] and started making her living from writing two years later, freelancing as a copywriter and promotions manager for The New York Times, writing encyclopaedia entries for Contemporary Black Biography,[5] and also working as a freelance branding consultant. In she moved back to New Zealand to join the MA in Creative Writing program at Victoria University of Wellington, where she was taught by Bill Manhire.[6]

From to , Morris attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship (–03)[7] and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship (–04),[8] graduating with an MFA. In the spring of she was also the University of Iowa International Program's Writer-in-Residence.[9]

From until , Morris was an assistant professor at Tulane University in New Orleans,[10] moving back to the UK in to teach at the University of Stirling in Scotland. At Stirling she was program director of the new MLitt in Creative Writing (Prose).[11]

Between and , Morris was fiction writer-in-residence at the University of Sheffield.[12] Since she has taught at the University of Auckland, where she convenes the Master of Creative Writing programme.[13]

Her short story False River was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the richest prize in the world for a single short story.[14][15] It is the title story in her collection False River (Penguin, ), a book that combines stories and essays around the theme of lies and secret histories.[16]


Morris's MA dissertation project at Victoria University won that year's Adam Foundation Prize[17] and became her first published novel, Queen of Beauty (Penguin New Zealand, ).[18] It won the NZSA Hubert Church Best Book of Fiction at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards.[19]

Many of the stories that formed Morris' dissertation project at Iowa, supervised by Marilynne Robinson, are collected in Forbidden Cities (Penguin New Zealand, ),[20] which was a finalist in the Commonwealth Prize SE Asia/Pacific region. At Iowa Morris also worked on two novels – Hibiscus Coast (Penguin New Zealand, )[21] and Trendy But Casual (Penguin New Zealand, )[22] – both of which she completed while living in New Orleans.

Her novel Rangatira[23] won best work of fiction at the New Zealand Post Book Awards.[24] The novel was serialised and broadcast by Radio New Zealand in [25] and published in German that year by Walde + Graf.[26] It was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award.[27]

Morris has appeared at literary festivals and conferences in the US, China, New Zealand, the UK, Germany and Switzerland, and held a number of writer's residencies, including the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in (with Brigid Lowry).[28] During her tenure as a Sargeson fellow, Morris undertook two editorial projects: The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories () [29] and an expatriate-writing issue of Landfall.[30]

She also wrote her first Young Adult novel, Ruined,[31] published in by Scholastic US. Morris followed this with another YA supernatural mystery, Dark Souls ()[32] and Unbroken (),[33] which is a sequel to Ruined. Her most recent Young Adult novel is The Eternal City,[34] set in contemporary Rome. In Morris published her first children's book, the second title in Puffin's New Zealand Girls series: Hene and the Burning Harbour.

Morris has been awarded a number of residencies, including the Brecht House in Denmark, and the Bellagio Foundation in Italy.[35] In she was a writer-in-residence at the Passa Porta International House of Literature in Brussels.[36] She has held two residencies at the International Writers' and translators' House in Ventspils, Latvia - in and [37]

In , she was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Prize,[38] and in the New Year Honours she appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to literature.[39]


  • Queen of Beauty ()
  • Hibiscus Coast ()
  • Trendy but Casual ()
  • Forbidden Cities ()
  • The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories (editor) ()
  • Ruined ()
  • Dark Souls ()
  • Rangatira ()
  • Unbroken ()
  • Hene and the Burning Harbour ()
  • On Coming Home ()
  • The Eternal City ()
  • False River ()
  • Shining Land ()
  • Ko Aotearoa Tatou ()


  1. ^About PaulaArchived 8 November at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (17 February ). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp.&#;45–. ISSN&#;
  3. ^Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (14 March ). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp.&#;14–. ISSN&#;
  4. ^Interview with Paula MorrisArchived 31 March at the Wayback Machine. Book Divas
  5. ^King Oliver Facts, information, pictures.
  6. ^Paula Morris interview – Book Club – Books. The Listener
  7. ^Prize Winners – International Institute of Modern Letters. Victoria University of Wellington
  8. ^Paula Morris. New Zealand Book Council
  9. ^Writer-in-Residence To Speak April University News Service – The University of Iowa (April )
  10. ^For novelist Paula Morris, the shadows in New Orleans history invite exploration. (9 September ). Retrieved on
  11. ^An Interview with Paula Morris. The Gothic Imagination
  12. ^Morris – StaffArchived 19 August at the Wayback Machine. The University of Sheffield.
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  14. ^"World's Richest Story Prize". The Sunday Times. 1 February
  15. ^"Yiyun Li is first woman to win The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award". BookTrust. 24 April Retrieved 26 April
  16. ^"False River by Paula Morris".
  17. ^Prize Winners – International Institute of Modern LettersArchived 8 February at the Wayback Machine. Victoria University of Wellington
  18. ^Queen Of Beauty «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author.
  19. ^Montana New Zealand Book Awards – Literature. Christchurch City Libraries
  20. ^Forbidden Cities «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author. (20 June ). Retrieved on
  21. ^Hibiscus Coast «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author.
  22. ^Trendy But Casual «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author.
  23. ^Rangatira «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author.
  24. ^ Awards. Booksellers New Zealand
  25. ^National&#;: Programmes&#;: The Reading&#;: Rangatira by Paula Morris. Radio New Zealand
  26. ^Walde + Graf.
  27. ^Rangatira | International IMPAC Dublin Literary AwardArchived 21 April at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^Buddle Findlay Sargeson FellowshipArchived 2 October at the Wayback Machine. Buddle Findlay – New Zealand Lawyers
  29. ^The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand AuthorArchived 24 February at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^landfall Otago University Press, New Zealand. Retrieved on
  31. ^Ruined «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author. (20 June ). Retrieved on
  32. ^Dark Souls «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author.
  33. ^Unbroken «&#;Paula Morris, New Zealand Author. (20 June ). Retrieved on
  34. ^[1] Retrieved on
  35. ^Kiwi author receives prestigious Bellagio Residency | Booksellers New Zealand. (11 June ). Retrieved on
  36. ^Retrieved on
  37. ^"Julian Novitz and Jasmin B. Frelih".
  38. ^[2]. Retrieved on
  39. ^"New Year honours list ". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December Retrieved 24 June

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