Since the much loved The Heart’s Wild Surf in 1996, Stephanie Johnson has published ten more novels.
She is a past winner of the Montana Book Award (for The Shag Incident), the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton and the Bruce Mason Memorial Playwright’s Award. She has also held the University of Auckland writers’ residency and several of her novels have been long-listed for the Impac Awards in Dublin.
With Peter Wells, Stephanie founded the highly successful Auckland Writers and Readers Festival in 1998. Known also for her poetry, plays and short stories, Stephanie lives in Auckland with her husband and youngest daughter.