PHANZA member Philippa Werry has won first runner up for The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa’s Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2022.
The judges said that Philippa Werry’s manuscript Iris and Me “is a strikingly original story in epic poem form.’”
Philippa Werry is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. Her interest in history has produced titles such as Anzac Day, Best Mates, Waitangi Day, Armistice Day, Lighthouse Family, The New Zealand Wars, The Telegram, The Water Bottle, Quarantine and The Other Sister.
Her work has also appeared in the School Journal, educational publications and in various anthologies and has been broadcast on radio. Several of her books have been shortlisted for awards and she is a frequent speaker with the Writers in Schools programme.