Diane is a novelist, memoirist, and poet who runs her own creative writing school, Creative Writing Dunedin.
Her publications include: two collections of poetry, Before The Divorce We Go To Disneyland, and Learning to Lie Together; a novel, If The Tongue Fits, and verse novel, Eight Stages of Grace; a travel memoir, Liars and Lovers; a prose/poetic memoir, Here Comes Another Vital Moment; and a poetic family memoir, Taking My Mother To The Opera. Her latest book is a long poetic narrative, Every Now and Then I Have Another Child, (Otago University Press, 2020).
In 2013, she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to writing and education. She lives in Dunedin with her husband, author Philip Temple.
Diane Brown at DWRF 2021:
Crossing Boundaries – Form & Content in Poetry and Storytelling