about

biography

Andrew Stiggers is a short-story writer. Born in Paris, France, he has lived overseas since childhood including in Hong Kong, Cameroon and Singapore. He studied English Language and Literature at the University of Reading in the UK.


His short fiction has been published in various anthologies and literary journals. Achievements include being the winner of the 2017 Global Ebook Awards (Short Stories/Essays category), winner of the Trisha Ashley Award 2017 for best humorous story, finalist for the Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2015, honourable mentions for the Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition 2016 and the Aestas 2015 Short Story Competition, shortlisted for the Waiheke Literary Festival Short Story Competition 2015, Asia New Zealand Foundation Short Story 2014 Competition and the Atlantis Short Story 2014 Contest. He was also a recipient of a New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship in 2015.


He lives with his wife, son and two daughters in Auckland, New Zealand. 

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
– Gabriel García Márquez

 

key Achievements

  • Winner of the 2017 Global Ebook Awards (Fiction - Short Stories/Essays category)
  • Winner of the Trisha Ashley Award 2017 for best humorous story
  • Finalist for the Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2015
  • Honourable Mention for the Writer's Digest Writing Competition 2016
  • Honourable Mention for the Aestas 2015 Short Story Competition
  • Shortlisted for the NZSA / Hachette Australia Mentor Program 2017
  • New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship 2015 Recipient
  • Shortlisted for the Waiheke Literary Festival Short Story Competition 2015
  • Shortlisted for the Asia New Zealand Foundation Short Story 2014 Competition
  • Shortlisted for the Atlantis Short Story 2014 Contest
  • Longlisted for the Steyning Festival 2018 Short Story Award
  • Longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize 2016
  • Longlisted for the Exeter Story Prize 2016
  • Longlisted for the Margaret River Short Story Competition 2016