Congratulations to A.J. Ponder on winning the 2021 Wright-Murray Speculative Fiction Residency

We'd like to congratulate A.J. Ponder on gaining this wonderful opportunity, and thank Lee Murray and the Wright Family Foundation, best known for their outstanding work promoting childhood development and education.

The residency is a fantastic opportunity to develop community connections work on a large series without all the distractions of everyday life.

“It’s fantastic to have my writing recognised by The Wright Family Foundation and multi-award-winning writer, Lee Murray. Both have contributed so much to New Zealand writing and writers. I’d love to use this residency not only to find a quiet space to complete the first book in my epic fairy tale series, but also to contribute and learn from young New Zealand writers and the local writing community.”


The official announcement can be found on the NZSA website.
Find A.J. Ponder's work on our page or on AJ. Ponder's Website,