|Name Steve Braunias||Role Author|
|Books Civilisation: Twenty Places on, How to Watch a Bird, Smoking in Antarctica: Selected, Fish of the Week: Selected, Roosters I Have Known|
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Steve Braunias (born New Zealand in June 1960 to an Austrian immigrant father and a New Zealand-born mother) is an award-winning New Zealand author, columnist, journalist and editor.
He has won 30 national awards for writing, including the 2009 Buddle Findlay Sargeson Literary fellowship, the 2010 CLL Non-Fiction Award, the supreme award as the 2006 Qantas Fellowship at the New Zealand Qantas Media Award (Print), and is a three-time winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award (2002, 2010, 2011). He has also won awards as a sports writer, crime writer, food writer, and humourist.
Braunias grew up in Mount Maunganui reading Roy of the Rovers, a comic book that would come to influence his later columns through its characters' names. He has worked as editor of Capital Times, feature writer at Metro magazine, deputy editor of the New Zealand Listener and senior writer at The Sunday Star-Times. He was also staff writer at Metro magazine, and syndicated a weekly satirical diary to six Fairfax newspapers. He currently works one day a week as Editor in Residence at Wintec in Hamilton, as well as writing for The New Zealand Herald.
He is the author of a number of books, and has written for satirical TV series Eating Media Lunch and The Unauthorised History of New Zealand. The $35,000 Braunias received from the 2010 CLNZ Writers' Award enabled him to work on Civilisation: 20 Places at the Edge of the World, an affectionate travel book about 20 small towns, published in November 2012 by Awa Press.