Story: Fiction

Albert Wendt, 2012

Albert Wendt in black T-Shirt standing next to art work on wall.

Samoan-born Albert Wendt is New Zealand's leading Pacific writer of fiction in English. He has been influential in developing a written Samoan literature in English, drawing from the oral tradition. In 2012, when this photograph was taken, Wendt won the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for Fiction. 

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Lydia Wevers, 'Fiction - Māori and Pacific writers and writing about Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Lydia Wevers, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Aug 2015