rebecca k reilly

local woman


novel, published 2021 by Te Herenga Waka University Press

forthcoming 2024 with Hutchinson Heinemann (UK) and Avid Reader Press (US)

short story, published by Starling

short story, published by Scum Mag


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rebecca k reilly b. 1991 (ngāti hine, ngāti rehua ki ngātiwai) is a novelist from waitākere, new zealand.

she has a bachelor of arts (hons) in german and european studies from the university of auckland and a master of arts from the iiml at victoria university of wellington, where she won the adam foundation prize in creative writing for 2019.

in 2022 her first book greta & valdin won the hubert church prize for fiction and the aotearoa booksellers' choice award.


personal info

height: 5'11

citizenship: new zealand, uk

love language: quality time, acts of service

favourite character: gumby

sexuality: queer (other), demi

favourite season: spring

best fruits: apricot, dragonfruit, grape, lime

most relatable pokémon: ditto, lickitung, vileplume

number of countries never visited: 139