Massey University Wellington
Ingrid Horrocks is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and English at Massey University in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her books include Travelling with Augusta, 1835-1999 (Victoria University Press, 2003), part travel book, part history of women's travel, part love story, and a monograph Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1815 (Cambridge University Press, 2017). She also publishes on historical and contemporary New Zealand nonfiction in journals such as Biography and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. Her current project is an essay cycle entitled, Where We Swim.
FeatureIn hindsight, it is clear that my own interest in literary wanderings came out of a bout of intense homesickness. I was a graduate student in New Jersey, living in converted army barracks 15,000 kilometres from the farm in the foothills of the Tararua ranges in the Wairarapa where I grew up in New Zealand. In a year in the United Kingdom on the way over I had come out as...Read more