pages about Andrew Johnston:
Andrew Johnston is a New Zealand poet, critic and editor who lives in France. His books of poems include Sol (2007), Birds of Europe (2000), The Open Window (1999), The Sounds (1996) and How to Talk (1993), which won the 1994 New Zealand Book Award for Poetry.
Andrew was the co-editor, with Robyn Marsack, of Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets, published in 2009 by Carcanet, UK, and Victoria University Press, New Zealand. He also edited Moonlight: New Zealand Poems on Death and Dying (Random House, 2008). In 2007 he was the J D Stout Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington, where he began a book of critical essays on New Zealand poetry, forthcoming from Victoria University Press. This site has a selection of his poems, essays, articles and reviews.
Andrew founded The Page, an online digest of the Web's best poems and essays, and edited it from October 2004 until October 2009.
Andrew's consultancy Language Aid helps UN agencies and other international organisations improve their written communications. He is principal editor of the UN's major annual report on the state of education around the world, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, published by UNESCO, and edits the World Education Blog. From 1999 to 2010 he worked as an editor for the International Herald Tribune, including six years as deputy editor of the opinion pages.
Since 1997 Andrew has lived in France. He is married to Christine Lorre, an English lecturer at Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and they have three children, Emile (born 2002), Oscar (born 2007) and Louise (born 2010).
Articles about Andrew Johnston:
"At sunset" (profile) NZ Listener, March 24, 2007
"Finding the right words for death"
(on Moonlight) The Press,
11 July, 2008