Once Upon a Time in the Future
Polynesians got pushed out of Ponsonby back in the day. But what if they do the pushing...
Victor Rodger is an award-winning writer of Sāmoan and Scottish descent. A former reporter, he has written for theatre, television, film and radio and is also an occasional contributor to the Maori/Pacifica online publication E-Tangata. His plays include Black Faggot, My Name is Gary Cooper and Sons. He was the first Robert Burns Fellow of Sāmoan descent at the University of Otago and has been awarded several other writing residencies including the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence at the University of Hawaii. His first piece of short fiction, Like Shinderella, was published in Landfall in 2016 and subsequently included in the 2017 Maori/Pacifica anthology Black Marks on the White Page. He is currently completing his debut collection of short fiction, Warmish Pacific Greetings.