Rachel Buchanan

Rachel Buchanan

Dr Rachel Buchanan (Taranaki, Te Ātiawa) is an historian, archivist, journalist and curator. Rachel is the author of The Parihaka Album: Lest We Forget (Huia, 2009) and Stop Press: The Last Days of Newspapers (Scribe, 2013). She wrote poems for The Anatomy Lesson, an artist book by Geoffrey Ricardo and in 2014 she produced an artist newspaper, Melbourne Sirius. Her essays on trees and Taranaki land have been anthologised in Tell You What: Great New Zealand Non-Fiction (2015, 2016). For the past two-and-a-half years, Rachel has been curator, Germaine Greer Archive, at University of Melbourne Archives. Her essay ‘How Shakespeare Helped Shape Germaine Greer’s Masterpiece’ won a 2016 Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones award. Rachel has been published in The Conversation, The Monthly, Meanjin, Griffith Review, VICE NZ and Fairfax newspapers. Her scholarly writing has been translated into Māori, Farsi and French and has appeared in journals in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Iran and the United States.

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