James George is a novelist and short story writer of Ngapuhi, English and Irish descent. He is author of Wooden Horses, Hummingbird, and Ocean Roads. His works have been twice shortlisted for Montana NZ Book Awards, the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (South East Asia and Pacific Region.) James teaches and mentors on the Master of Creative Writing programme at AUT University in Auckland and has also taught in forums as diverse as the University of Auckland (Continuing Education) the Auckland and Sydney Readers and Writers Festivals, and at Paremoremo Prison. He also served as chair of the Auckland Branch of the NZ Society of Authors, (2012-2014) and as chair of Te Ha, the writers committee of Toi Maori Aotearoa, (2005-2018) and is on the Board of Trustees of Toi Maori. He is also literary adviser for Cloud Ink Press. James is working on his fourth novel, Sleepwalkers Songs, and fifth, Two Rivers.