Rowley Habib - Māori Writer

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:25 pm on 1 March 2015

Māori Writer Rowley Habib held down a number of manual jobs before he considered writing as a serious career. His peers noticed his flair for writing and hard-hitting dialogue. In the late 1970’s Rowley wrote The Gathering, a first for a māori writer to have work adapted to a television drama. He talks about growing up in Oruanui, his favourite literature and how he realised he wanted to be a writer at 19 years old.