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. Her debut novel, Golden Days, is out early 2023 through Affirm Press, Australia. 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.
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.
Long-listed 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 2015 NZSA 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.