Anna Livesey


ANNA LIVESEY was born in Wellington in 1979. She has a BA in English and a MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University. Awards include the MacMillan Brown Prize in 2000 and 2002, a Schaeffer Award taking her to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2003, and the 2003 Bank of New Zealand Novice Writers Award.

Livesey comments: ‘ “Shoeman in Love” is from my first book, Good Luck (Victoria University Press, 2003), written while I was a student at the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) in 2002. There is a small shoe-repair shop on the route between my home in Mt Victoria and the IIML.’


Poem: Shoeman in Love



Bank of New Zealand - Katherine Mansfield Memorial Awards

Victoria University Press


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