Gigi Fenster’s first book, The Intentions Book, was published by Victoria University Press in 2012 and shortlisted in the Fiction category of the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards. She was the 2012 recipient of the Todd New Writers' Bursary. She has published short stories in various literary journals, both in New Zealand and abroad. She has various law degrees and a Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington, and in 2016 completed a PhD in Creative Writing. Gigi teaches creative writing at Rimutaka Prison as a member of the Write Where You Are Collective, which received a Corrections Volunteer Award in 2016. Her second book, Feverish: A Memoir, is published in March 2018. She lives in Wellington.