Ashleigh Young

Author photo: Russell Kleyn


Ashleigh Young is the author of How I Get Ready (VUP, 2019), Can You Tolerate This? (VUP, 2016), and Magnificent Moon (VUP, 2012).

Her poetry and essays have been widely published in print and online journals in New Zealand and overseas.

She gained an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2009, winning the Adam Prize,

and in 2017 won a Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for Nonfiction.

Ashleigh works as an editor at Te Herenga Waka University Press.

Ashleigh Young