Ashleigh Young works as an editor at Victoria University Press in Wellington. Her poetry and essays have been widely published in print and online journals, including Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction, Five Dials (UK) and The Griffith Review (Australia). She gained an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2009, winning the Adam Prize. Her first book was the poetry collection Magnificent Moon (VUP, 2012), followed by the essay collection Can You Tolerate This? (VUP, 2017), for which she won the 2017 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for nonfiction. She’s a keen tweeter (@ashleigh_young) and a sporadic blogger (eyelashroaming.com).
Ashleigh Young at DWRF 2017