Antony Millen

A Nova Scotian living and writing in New Zealand

Antony Millen

pantograph-punch-pic-antony-millen-3Antony Millen is a Nova Scotian living and writing in New Zealand.

Originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada, he moved to New Zealand with his wife and two children in 1997. He has lived in Taumarunui since then, working at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School and, more recently, as the head of the English department at Taumarunui High School. 

During his early years in New Zealand, he wrote sporadically, but with a dream to write novels as a major part of his life-style if not as a career. In 2013, he launched his first novel, Redeeming Brother Murrihy. He followed this in 2014 with Te Kauhanga: A Tale of Space(s). The Chain is his first novel for young adults.

Antony is the winner of the 2014 Heartland short story competition (Fishing the Pungapunga). He also won third prize in the 2015 NZSA Central Districts short story competition (Aukati), a competition in which he was awarded Highly Commended in 2014 (The Boy at Ohinetonga).

His short story, The Homeless Men of Mahuika, was published in Issue #4 of Headland in 2015.

His short story, Aukati, was published in Landfall 231.

Antony was a panelist at the Ruapehu Writers Festival, 2016.

Martin Edmond, Antony Millen, Elizabeth Knox, and Tina Shaw at the Ruapehu Writers Festival, Horopito Hall, 2016. Photo: Helen Rickerby

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Antony is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA). He is associated with the Waikato and Central Districts branches.

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