My name is Ronnie Smart. I am a poet and writer of short fiction. I graduated Cum Laude from the Hagley Writers’ Institute in 2017. My piece, ‘Sometimes, there are bears’ was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for the Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology by Blue Fifth Review, and my story, ‘What Have You Done?’ (published in ‘Breach’), has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award.

I was born in Paisley, Scotland, but live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I have also lived in Shanghai and Sydney. I speak Chinese, know a tiny bit of German, French, and Japanese, but have forgotten most of my Old English and Ancient Greek.

I write what I love. Sometimes this means what I write is contemporary fiction, sometimes I write fantasy or science fiction, and sometimes I write horror. But I read writing in many genres.