Tail of the Taniwha is Meredith's first book of short stories and follows her much lauded 2012 collection of poems Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick (Beatnik Publishing) and multi-award-winning 2010 play Rushing Dolls (Playmarket, 2012).
In 2011, Meredith became the youngest artist and the first New Zealander and Pacific Islander in the history of the LiteraturRaum project to be invited to Germany as writer-in-residence for the Bleibtreu Berlin. Meredith toured with a group of esteemed writers for the International Indonesian Poetry Festival in 2012, was a delegate for the British Council for Phakama, and took part in activities in London that formed part of the Cultural Olympiad during the 2012 London Olympics. She has had her works translated into German, Dutch, French, Bahasa Indonesian, with Rushing Dolls soon to be translated into Italian.
Great Works - p. 8 | A/B - p. 14 | Ibu and Tufuga - p. 30 | Aotahi - p. 32 | The Coconut King - p. 46 | Taniwha House - p. 52 | Manifesto - p. 68 | Perfumed Stars - p. 78 | Hundred - p. 82 | The Youthful Dead - p. 84 | Leaning Trees - p. 90 | X - p. 108 | Patriarch, Eldest Son, Ghost Son, Daughter p. 114 | Corner of Bleibtreu - p. 124 | Dreams - p. 130 | Old Friend - p. 136 | 25 - p. 138 | 'New Zealand you' - p. 144