Tracey Slaughter

Tracey Slaughter's short fiction has received numerous awards, including the international Bridport Prize 2014, a 2007 NZ Book Month Award, and BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards in 2004 and 2001.

She won the 2015 Landfall Essay Competition, and was the recipient of the 2010 Louis Johnson New Writers Bursary.

Tracey lives in Cambridge and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Waikato, where she edits the online literary journal Mayhem. Her short stories Deleted Scenes for Lovers published by Victoria University Press was longlisted for the prestigious Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

“Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives—tragic, comic, rich.” -  Victoria University Press

For more info read Tracey's bio on the New Zealand Society of Authors website.



Photo credit: Catherine Chidgey

Festival sessions held

Deleted Scenes for Lovers

Tracey Slaughter in conversation with Nikki Macdonald

Tracey’s 17 powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life in Deleted Scenes for Lovers “are self-assured, forceful and filled with close observation – and yes, they do often punch you in the face”. (The Listener). The question now is, will the author pull her punches in conversation with Nikki Macdonald in the beautiful Treehouse venue at Cloudy Bay winery?