The Magus and His Protégés
“Do creative writing courses work? Judge for yourselves.” The Guardian’s literary gossip column reports on the findings of a recent NZ Listener poll naming the country’s top 10 authors under 40. Six of them – Catherine Chidgey, Tim Corballis, Kate Duignan, Paula Morris, Emma Neale, and Emily Perkins – are graduates of Bill Manhire’s productive creative writing programme at Victoria University. Damien Wilkins, Chad Taylor, Charlotte Grimshaw and Craig Marriner completed the talented ten.