Victor Rodger is an award-winning writer of Samoan and Scottish descent whose plays include Black Faggot, My Name is Gary Cooper and Sons. A former script writer for Shortland Street, he also wrote This is Piki alongside Briar Grace-Smith. His first short story, Like Shinderella was included in Black Marks on the White Page, an anthology of Maori and Pasifika writing, edited by Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makeriti. His essay A Voyage Round My Father was also recently published in The Best of E-Tangata. He has held various writing residencies such as the Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer in Residence at the University of Hawaii, the Writer in Residence at Victoria University and was the first Samoan to be named the Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago.