Andrew Stiggers

Andrew Stiggers lives in Auckland. His short stories have been published, or are forthcoming, in various anthologies and literary journals, and his achievements include being the winner of the 2017 Global Ebook Awards (Short Stories category) for his historical-fiction collection: “The Glassblower’s Daughter and Other Tales from Southwest Germany”. He was also the winner of the Trisha Ashley Award 2017 for best humorous story, and a finalist for the Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2015. More information about his writing can be found on He dedicates this story to his youngest daughter, Lily, who dreams about robots.

Andrew Stiggers: The Young Country

Local Feel

The final word in our series about what makes a New Zealand story, well, a New Zealand story goes to Andrew Stiggers with his own take on this tricky question. You’ve heard from R. L. Nash and Stephen O’Connor already.

Andrew Stiggers: The Book Parade Prize

Over in the playground a white rabbit in a waistcoat is being chased by a barefoot girl kiwi. Everybody’s got a story to tell, Jim knows. From the deck outside the classrooms he observes the children—all dressed as colourful book characters—gather for the parade in the schoolyard below.