Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Witi Ihimaera participates in World Program

8 November 2004

Witi Ihimaera participates in World Literature Programme

Prominent New Zealand writer, Witi Ihimaera, has received funding from Fulbright New Zealand to take up an annual short-term residency in World Literature at George Washington University, Washington DC.

The World Literature Residency Program is offered annually to a distinguished international writer.

“I am honoured to join the list of significant international writers who have undertaken the residency, said Professor Ihimaera.

Professor Ihimaera plans to give a public lecture on New Zealand literature; participate in a reading with other New Zealand writers; and will offer workshops or seminars to creative writing and film students on writing the novel and the experience of turning a novel into an internationally-honoured film.

Witi is the author of The Whale Rider, which has been made into an internationally honoured film.

His other notable works include Pounamu Pounamu, Tangi and Whanau.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland