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Chris Price Wins Katherine Mansfield Literary Prize | 14-Oct-10

Chris Price is a poet, editor and educator. Her collections of poetry include Husk (2002) and The Blind Singer (2009). She has also published an eccentric biographical dictionary that samples the lives of both real and fictional characters called Brief Lives (2006). Price has won and been shortlisted for several nationally recognized literary awards, and in 2008 she was the Auckland University Writer in Residence at the Michael King Writers' Centre. She teaches creative writing full time at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington.

The NZ$80,000 Prize covers return travel to France and living and accommodation expenses. While in Menton she intends to research and complete a creative non-fiction manuscript that will use elements of biography, essay and travel writing to explore the life and early death of the eccentric English poet and anatomist Thomas Lovell Beddoes. She will also work on a poetry collection.

See: http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/pricechris.html

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