Country of Origin: New Zealand
Paula Boock is a well-known New Zealand novelist and scriptwriter. She has written several young adult novels and won numerous awards, including the AIM Best First Book Award, the Esther Glen Medal, the NZ Post Children's Book of the Year and the AFTA NZ Best Drama Script Award. She has held the Writing Residency at the Dunedin College of Education as well as the Robert Burns Fellowship, and was the 2009 Writer in Residence at Victoria University of Wellington. Her essay ‘On Make-up and Makeover’ was published in the Montana Essay Series, and her screen credits include writing on the multi-award-winning TV series Insider's Guide to Love.