University of Iowa

Paula Morris

Born in New Zealand, fiction writer and essayist Paula Morris ( is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has taught creative writing at universities in three countries, and now convenes the Masters programme at the University of Auckland. Her work includes the story and essay collection False River (Penguin 2017) and the novel Rangatira (Penguin 2011), which won the fiction categories of the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards. Her four YA novels are supernatural mysteries, published by Scholastic, and have sold over 400,000 copies.

Instructor Events

Two-Weeklong July 08 to July 20 2018

Admission to this workshop is by application only. Enrollment is limited to ten. To apply, submit twenty pages of your novel, a two-page synopsis, and a personal statement that explains what you hope to get from the workshop. All of these items—your novel excerpt, synopsis and personal statement—*must* be double-spaced and in 12-point type.