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Ruby Porter

Prose writer, poet, artist and teacher Ruby Porter is widely published in journals and tutors creative writing at The University of Auckland. She was the inaugural winner of the Michael Gifkins Prize for her debut novel Attraction, which she wrote for her Master of Creative Writing thesis, University of Auckland.

MCW Books


Longisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2020. The present reckons with the past in Attraction, Ruby Porter’s atmospheric debut novel. Three women are on a road trip, navigating the motorways of the North Island, their relationships with one another and New Zealand’s colonial history. Our…
Ruby Porter
May 8, 2024
2019 SpringT3BOOKS

Excerpt from Attraction

That kind of drowning feeling. The air is all around your face, if you could only breathe it. Ilana said, —The first breath you take again always hurts. She is an experienced drowner and I am just starting out. —This wave, she says. Yelling, —Come, no, here by me. She…
Ruby Porter
December 18, 2019