Category Archive: Writers

Jun 28

Makerita Urale

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Makerita Urale A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: Samoa EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Writer, Theatre producer, Documentary filmmaker and a Senior Arts Adviser in the Pacific Arts at Creative New Zealand.   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Senior Arts Adviser in the Pacific Arts at Creative New Zealand 2010 – Project Manager at …

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Nov 27

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi

Personal Life: His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (born March 1, 1938 in Apia, Samoa) is Samoa’s Head of State, known as ‘O le Ao o le Malo’. He is also an experienced former Politician, a Writer, an Academic Historian, and a Cultural expert. His Highness is a descendant of notable family roots from …

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Jul 05

Audrey Brown-Pereira

Personal Life: Audrey Brown-Pereira (born in 1975 in Rarotonga) is a former Cook Islands diplomat and Executive Officer for the National University of Samoa. She is also a published Poet of Cook Island, Maori and Samoan descent. Brown-Pereira has lived and worked in New Zealand, Cook Islands and Samoa, where she currently resides with her …

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Jul 04

Lani Wendt Young

Personal Life: Lani Wendt-Young (born in Apia, Samoa) is a published Author living in Auckland, New Zealand. She is married to Darren Young and have five children together. She is also the niece of well-known Author & Writer – Albert Wendt.  

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Jul 04

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Personal Life: Dr. Selina Tusitala Marsh (born in Auckland, New Zealand) is a Pacific Island Poet, particularly in Spoken Word poetry, and a Professor who lectures in New Zealand & Pacific Literature at Auckland University’s Department of English. She runs a website in Pasifika Poetry, and is also the co-Chair of the South pacific Association …

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Jul 03

Albert Wendt

Personal Life: Emeritus Prof. Maualaivao Albert Wendt ONZ CNZM (born 1939 in Apia, Samoa) is Professor of English at the University of Auckland, and an acclaimed Samoan-born Novelist and Poet. He has been an influential figure in the developments that have shaped New Zealand and Pacific literature since the 1970s. Wendt had taught at the …

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