Writer

Michalia Arathimos

Michalia Arathimos is a Greek writer from New Zealand currently living in Melbourne. She is interested in migration and cultural transformation. Arathimos won the 2016 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for the past two years. She also won the LIANZA Essay Prize in 2015. She is currently the fiction reviewer for Overland. Arathimos has worked as an archivist and as a librarian in Western Australia. Her work has appeared in Westerly, Landfall, Headland, Overland, Best New Zealand Fiction Volume 4, Lost in Translation: New Zealand Short Stories, Sport, and JAAM. This year she will launch her debut novel at MWF, called Aukati: Boundary Line, about a small rural Māori community which is being threatened by fracking activities, and the activists who are trying to save it.

Appearing in these sessions

Book Launch: Aukati – Boundary LinesMore

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We've lived here for two years and my partner is just now casually telling me there's a drive through cheesecake shop in this city

25 August – 3 September