• Trisha Hanifin

    Public Email trisha.hanifin@gmail.com

    Trisha has a Masters of Creative Writing (first class honours) from Auckland University of Technology. She writes flash fiction and short stories and is currently working on the final draft of a speculative fiction novel, The Ghost Travellers.

    In 2014 Trisha was the Auckland regional winner and gained 2nd place in the NZ National Flash Fiction competition with her story, With our eyes closed we begin to dance.  That year she also won the Ingenio (Auckland University Alumni Magazine) short story competition with her story, Me and Bobby Magee.

    Trisha's flash fiction has been published in Turbine and Flash Frontier and is soon to be published in the 2016 Bath Flash Fiction Award anthology.




    • Academic
    • Adult Fiction
    • Adult Non-Fiction
    • Fiction
    • FlashFiction
    • Short stories


    • Academic writing
    • CompetitionJudging
    • Editing
    • Readings (adults)
    • Short story writing
    • Tutoring
    • Workshops (adults)




    West Auckland


    Flash fiction and short story publications and awards

    Flash Fiction:
    Lorca’s Little Bird – Bath Flash Fiction Anthology 2016 (forthcoming publication) - long-listed February 2016 competition
    Geometry – Flash Frontier – February 2015
    Splinters – Flash Frontier, February 2014
    With our eyes closed we begin to dance – Flash Frontier, July 2014 – Auckland regional winner and 2nd place in NZ National Flash Fiction competition 2014
    The pine-needled earth – Tuesday Poem – December 2014
    The last Christmas cake – Turbine 2013

    Short stories:
    Me and Bobby Magee – Ingenio, Spring 2014 (The University of Auckland Alumni Magazine) - 1st place Ingenio short story competition 2014
    The Rings of Saturn - 2011 BNZ Literary Awards – 3rd place novice section
    Spear points – 2011 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition (NZSA) – commended
    Fly Away – 2008 Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition – finalist/highly commended
    Living with Lucinda – 2008 Rawene Writers’ Festival Short Story Competition (NZSA) - 2nd place

    Facing the Challenge: Foundation Learning for Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand, (eds) John Benseman & Alison Sutton, Dunmore Publishing Ltd, 2008

    In this book on adult literacy and foundation learning, Trisha wrote the chapter: "It’s more than reading and writing: The nature and extent of adults’ literacy issues."

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