Ingrid Horrocks is one of New Zealands leading emerging writers. She is the author, most recently, of Mapping The Distance, a collection of poetry. She has also written a chapbook of poems, Natsukaashi (1998) and Travelling With Augusta (2003), an innovative blend of research and personal writing that has also been published in Italian, and a number of short stories. She has a PhD from Princeton University, and lives in Wellington, with her partner and twin daughters, where she writes and teaches at Massey University. She studied at Victoria University, gaining the class prize for creative writing in 1996, then was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study women's travel writing at the University of York. Also the recipient of the Macmillan Brown Prize in 1996 and a 1999 William Georgetti Award.
Horrocks writes beautifully and simply. She is not only a keen observer, but also that most fortunate of travellers someone that things happen to. - New Zealand Listener