Tina Shaw

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Tina Shaw
Born1961 (age 6162)
Auckland, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
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Tina Shaw (born 1961) is a New Zealand author.

Shaw was born in 1961, in Auckland, New Zealand and grew up in Matangi and Christchurch. [1]



Novels published by Shaw include:

She edited the travel writing collection, A Passion for Travel (1998) and with Jack Ross, the anthology Myths of the 21st Century (Reed, 2006). [1]


Shaw received the 1999 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship [2] and the Creative New Zealand 2001 Berlin Writers Residency. [3] She was the 2005 writer in residence at the University of Waikato.

In 2003, her story 'Coarse Fishing' was runner-up in the Sunday-Star Times Short Story Competition. [1]

About Griffen’s Heart (2009) was listed as a 2010 Notable Young Adult Fiction Book by Storylines [4] and was shortlisted in the 2010 LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards. [1] [5]

The Children's Pond (2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. [6]

In 2018, Shaw won the Tessa Duder Award for her manuscript Ursa. She won the 2023 Michael Gifkins Prize for her unpublished manuscript, A House Built on Sand, to be published by Text Publishing. [7]

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