Malcolm Burgess is Creative New Zealand’s representative to the literature sector. He joined Creative New Zealand in mid-2015 as Senior Arts Adviser, Literature, and has a background in arts and books journalism, publishing and communications. Previous roles range from Books Editor at the Dominion Post to arts writer and reviewer for publications including the Financial Times, Irish Times, the NZ Listener and the NZ Herald. He has also written extensively on the visual arts since 1998, edited an online journal for emerging and established NZ writers, worked as a freelance editor and in media liaison and as a social media specialist. He studied English and German literature and linguistics at Auckland University and journalism at the University of Canterbury.