Caroline Barron is an award-winning memoir and fiction writer, manuscript assessor and book coach, book reviewer and writing teacher.
Her debut, RIPIRO BEACH: A Memoir of Life After Near Death (Bateman, May 2020) won the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Literary Award for Best Non-fiction Book. 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 is currently working on a novel.
Caroline is a Creative New Zealand funding assessor, teaches creative writing, and was a board member for the Michael King Writers Centre from 2017 to 2021, where she headed the residency selection committee.
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 a book coach and manuscript assessor (independently and for the New Zealand Society of Authors, of which she is a member) she has worked on more than thirty works of fiction and non-fiction. She has also judged regional and international writing competitions.
Caroline resides between Auckland, and Northland’s Ripiro (Baylys) Beach, with her husband and two young daughters.
Nominated for the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards (Ripiro Beach); Winner of the 2020 Heritage Literary Award for Best Non-fiction book (Ripiro Beach); Regional winner 2020 NZ Flash Fiction Awards (Sam’s Nana); Winner of the 2018 New Zealand Heritage Writing Award (short prose); Recipient of an NZSA 2018 CompleteMS Award; Runner-up at the 2017 NZ Heritage Literary Awards (short prose); Top 16% of the 2017 NYC Midnight Flash Fiction international competition; Long-listed for the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day Awards; Runner-up at the 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Award for Best New Travel Writer; Winner of the 2015NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award; Shortlisted for the 2015 Hachette Mentoring Programme (NZSA).
For publishing or rights enquiries please contact Nadine Rubin Nathan at High Spot Literary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can email Caroline, or phone her on +64 275 833393.