Bianca Zander is a novelist, screenwriter, script consultant and journalist.
She has written two novels: The Girl Below (2012), published to critical acclaim in New Zealand, the UK and the United States, where it was a semi-finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award; and The Predictions, published in 2015, to widespread acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the UK. She is the recipient of the Creative New Zealand Louis Johnson New Writers’ Bursary and the Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, recognising her as one of New Zealand’s eminent writers.
For two years, Bianca was a staff writer for the Listener magazine. She has produced radio shows and written for film and television. In 2004 she wrote and co-directed The Freedom Flat, a finalist in the DOCNZ awards, and in 2009 she wrote the dramatic short film The Handover, which screened in competition at the Chicago Film Festival and Encounters, Bristol.
In 2007 she co-scripted the cross-platform drama series My Story, which received an innovation award from NZ On Air. She is an occasional script consultant for the New Zealand Film Commission and lectures in creative writing at AUT.
- Writers talk: Place as character, with Sue Orr, Bianca Zander and Stacy Gregg
- Fiction anthology, with Emily Perkins, Bianca Zander, Nix Whittaker and Stuart Campbell