Anna Smaill

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Anna Smaill was born in Auckland in 1979. A classically trained violinist, she changed her pursuit to creative writing while in college. Her first book, The Violinist in Spring, is a collection of poetry published that was listed as one of 2006’s best books by the New Zealand Listener. Her debut novel, The Chimes — set in a dystopian London in which people cannot form new memories and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed — was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. She currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand, and supervises MA students in Creative Writing for the International Institute of Modern Letters.

March 17: A Novel Approach
March 19: Memory and Place

Anna Smaill’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the New Zealand Book Council and the Embassy of New Zealand in Beijing.

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