Miria George

Miria George (born 1980)[1] is a New Zealand writer of Te Arawa, Ngati Awa, Rarotonga, Atiu and Kuki Airani descent who has written for radio and television.[2] In November 2005, she won the Emerging Pacific Artist's Award at the Arts Pasifika Awards, organised by Creative New Zealand,[3] and two Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for her first play, Ohe Ake.[1]

Miria holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington's International Institute of Modern Letters[4] and, with Hone Kouka, co-founder of Tawata Productions and Tawata Press.[5]

In a review of her play Sunset Road, Ewen Coleman observed that it "weaves both reality and symbolism through the stories" but that it "initially comes across as languid and slow with little clarity in what is going on not helped by the unnatural delivery of the stilted dialogue".[6]


  • Ohe Ake, The Awakening (play) (2004)[1]
  • And What Remains (play) (2006)[7]
  • The Wet Season (poetry), Wai-te-ata Press[8]
  • He Reo Aroha (play), co-written with Jamie McCaskill (2010)[8]
  • Sunset Road (play) (2012)[9]
  • The Vultures (play) (2016)[9]
  • Urban Hymns (play)


  1. "Pacific artists honoured at Arts Awards". NZ Herald. 25 January 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. "Miria George". Playmarket New Zealand. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. "Arts Pasifika Awards 2005 honour six Pacific artists". The Big Idea. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. "Skinwriting 2: Miria George and Jaimie McGaskill". Radio New Zealand National. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  5. "Ngā Tangata". Tawata Productions. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  6. Coleman, Ewen (7 July 2012). "Tale of family rift has roots in reality". Fairfax Media. The Dominion Post.
  7. Atikinson, Laurie (30 August 2006). "Implausible Leap of Faith Required". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  8. "Miria George". playmarket.org.nz. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  9. "Mīria George receives Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency 2016". Fulbright New Zealand. Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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