Michelle Elvy arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2008 aboard her sailboat, and she settled in Ōtepoti Dunedin in 2019. Her poetry, fiction, travel writing and reviews have been widely published and anthologised. Her 2019 book, the everrumble, is a small novel in small forms; her new book, the other side of better, is a collection of short hybrid fiction (forthcoming 2021). She founded the journal Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction and chairs National Flash Fiction Day. She is also Reviews Editor for Landfall.
Michelle’s recent anthology work includes the annual international Best Small Fictions series, Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (Canterbury University Press, 2018), Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand (Otago University Press, 2020), co-edited with Paula Morris and James Norcliffe in response to the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, and Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic, which she’s curating with Witi Ihimaera. This year, she is also co-editing an international anthology of flash fiction as well as teaching online.
Michelle Elvy at DWRF 2021:
Love in the Time of Covid – A Chronicle of a Pandemic