Joanne Drayton

New Zealand
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Bradley Fafejta

Joanne Drayton is an Associate Professor in the department of design at UNITEC, Auckland, where she lectures in art history and theory. Her critically acclaimed biographies include Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime; Edith Collier: Her Life and Work, 1885–1964Rhona Haszard: An Experimental Expatriate New Zealand Artist, and Frances Hodgkins: A Private Viewing. She lives in Auckland with her partner and two cats, and is currently carving a post-colonial chess set in response to the Lewis chessmen in the British Museum. Her new biography is The Search for Anne Perry.

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