Originally from Ireland, Majella Cullinane has lived in NZ since 2008. She has published two poetry collections, Guarding the Flame (2011, Salmon Poetry) and Whisper of a Crow’s Wing (2018, OUP). She was Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 2014, and a Sir James Wallace/Pah Homestead Writer in Residence in 2017. Her debut novel, The Life of De’Ath was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, a finalist in the 2018 NZ Heritage Book Award, and longlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards Fiction Prize 2019. She is a PhD candidate in Creative Practice at the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, at the University of Otago. She lives in Port Chalmers with her partner and son.
Majella Cullinane at DWRF 2019
Poetry at The Savoy