Ian Conrich is Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London and Chair of the New Zealand Studies Association. He is the editor or co-editor of eleven books, including New Zealand - A Pastoral Paradise? (2000) and New Zealand Fictions: Literature and Film (2007).
Stuart Murray is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures, University of Leeds. His books include Never a Soul at Home: New Zealand Literary Nationalism and the 1930s (1998) and Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination (2008).