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Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- (Personal Name)

Preferred form: Ihimaera, Witi, 1944-
Used for/see from:
  • Ihimaera-Smiler, Witi Tame, 1944-
  • Smiler, Witi Tame Ihimaera-, 1944-
  • Earlier heading: Ihimaera, Witi Tame, 1944-

Author's Pounamu, pounamu, 1972: t.p. (Witi Ihimaera)

Into the world of light, 1982: t.p. (Witi Ihimaera)

Authors' choice, 2001: page 280 (Witi Ihimaera; novelist, short story writer, editor and playwright; he lives in Auckland)

New Zealand Book Council website, April 27, 2016 (Ihimaera, Witi; first Maori writer to publish both a book of short stories and a novel; in 1996 he also moved to foreground his sexuality, describing Nights in the Gardens of Spain as keeping faith with his gay audience; he writes new work for opera; Ihimaera, Witi (Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler) (1944- ), novelist, short story writer, anthologist and librettist, was born in Gisborne; of Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki descent, with close affiliations to Tühoe, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Kahungunu, and Ngai Tamanuhiri, and links to Rongowhakaata, Ngati Porou, and Te Whakatohea. His family marae is the family house of the Pere family, Rongopai, in Waituhi, near Gisborne) http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/ihimaerawiti.html