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Originally from Timaru where she grew up in a large working-class family, Trisha Hanifin has lived most of her adult life in Auckland. A lecturer in bridging education at Unitec, Trisha has worked in adult education, specialising in adult literacy and foundation studies and involved in community and workplace education, developing teaching resources and development courses and as an adult literacy advisor in a range of organisations.

 A graduate of the Masters of Creative Writing programme at AUT (2010).  Her writing has been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies including Landfall, Fish, Headland, Flash Frontier, Fresh Ink and Turbine. In 2019 the unpublished manuscript of The Time Lizard’s Archaeologist was awarded second place in the Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit awards.

MEDIA AND REVIEWS

"This novel is beautifully written and well structured. Interweaving past, present and future, it explores such concepts as Carl Jung’s collective unconscious and the effect of the destruction of our environment on human experience, yet never at the expense of the narrative and characterisation."

Joan Rosier-Jones