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, and was a recipient of a New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship in 2015.

His award-winning debut historical-fiction short story collection, The Glassblower’s Daughter and Other Tales from Southwest Germany, was published in 2017.
 
He lives with his wife, son and two daughters in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Of Thai-British heritage, he is an immigrant New Zealander.

“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
  • Winner of the West Auckland Writing Competition 2018
  • Finalist for the Hawk Mountain Short Story Collection Competition 2018
  • 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 various awards, including the Asia New Zealand Foundation Short Story Competition
  • Longlisted for many awards, including the Fish Short Story Prize