Apirana Taylor


Country: New Zealand

Apirana Taylor is a nationally and internationally published Maori poet, short story writer, storyteller, playwright, novelist, actor, musician and painter. He writes for children and the theatre, and is involved in acting and teaching drama. Apirana’s latest novel is Five Strings, published in 2017 by Anahera Press. He lives with his family, and writes by the sea in Paekakariki, New Zealand.

Apirana Taylor adalah penyair Maori yang menerbitkan karya secara nasional dan internasional, penulis cerita pendek, pendongeng, penulis drama, novelis, aktor, musisi, dan pelukis. Ia menulis untuk anak-anak dan teater, dan aktif dalam berakting dan mengajar drama. Novel terbaru Apirana berjudul Five Strings, diterbitkan pada tahun 2017 oleh Anahera Press. Ia tinggal bersama keluarganya, dan biasa menulis di sepanjang pesisir di Paekakariki, Selandia Baru.

Appearing in

Main Program: Local Wisdom

Colonial legacies and encroaching commercial forces threaten Indigenous cultures across the Asia-Pacific. Four champions of culture will tell us about their work preserving traditional languages, stories and knowledge and empowering …


Main Program: The Big Read: Poetry Edition

It’s one of life’s pleasures: having someone read to you. We’ve assembled a lineup of our most masterful poets in a little corner of the Festival devoted to the loveliness …


Children & Youth: The Power of Words

Are you a young poet or writer who loves playing with words? Join poet, short story writer, storyteller, playwright, novelist, actor, musician and painter Apirana Taylor for a fun-filled workshop …