Carl Nixon is an award-winning short story writer, novelist and playwright. He has twice won the Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition, and won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Competition in 2007. In 2018 he was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship in France where he worked on his fourth novel, The Tally Stick. His stage plays have been produced in every professional theatre in New Zealand and he was awarded the 2020 Howard McNaughton Prize at the Adam New Zealand Play Awards, recognising excellence in an unproduced script. He lives in Christchurch.