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Visiting Author: Jenny Bornholdt

By December 17, 2014No Comments


Jenny Bornholdt h&s photo by Deborah Smith_small

Photo by Deborah Smith

I’m looking forward to: hot springs, eating duck, catching sight of the famous jade cabbage, visiting the Miniatures Museum and the Paper Culture Museum, walking in the Botanical Garden, and, if there’s time, visiting the Pavilion of Aroma of Flowers – such a beautiful name.





A Book is a Book is Jenny Bornholdt’s first book for children.

She has published work in New Zealand’s ‘School Journal’ and in anthologies of poetry for young people, and has visited schools and universities to talk about her work.

Best known as a poet, Jenny has written 10 books of poetry, the most recent of which is The Hill of Wool.

Jenny poems have been used on ceramics, in paintings, on the exterior walls of a house, and on public memorials in Australia and Japan.

She has received numerous writing fellowships and awards and in 2005 was New Zealand Poet Laureate.

Jenny lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Titles: A Book is a Book (illustrated by Sarah Wilkins) to be published by Bookman 9th January 2015.

Contact: Jerome Su, Chairman