Caroline Barron is an award-winning writer, manuscript assessor and editor, Otago Daily Times book reviewer, columnist, and board member of the Michael King Writers Centre. Her debut, RIPIRO BEACH: A Memoir of Life After Near Death (Bateman Books) is on shelves June 2020. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland (2015) plus a journalism degree, and, in a previous life, owned and ran Nova, a leading model and talent agency.
She has been a columnist for North & South, and her work has been published by Awa Wahine, NZ Author, Next, NZ Herald and more. As an editor and manuscript assessor (independently and for the NZSA), she has worked on more than thirty works of fiction and non-fiction.
Caroline resides between Auckland’s Point Chevalier and Northland’s Ripiro (Baylys) Beach, with her husband and two young daughters.
An excerpt from RIPIRO BEACH won the 2018 New Zealand Heritage Award for Short Prose, and a 2018 New Zealand Society of Authors CompleteMS award. Barron’s work has also been awarded as runner-up at both the 2017 NZ Heritage Awards (Short Fiction) and the 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Award (Best New Travel Writer); long-listed for the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day Competition; winner of the 2015 Lilian Ida Smith Award (NZSA), and shortlisted for the 2015 Hachette Mentoring Programme (NZSA).
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You can email Caroline, or phone her on +64 275 833393.