Rudy Castañeda López

Photography by Finn Rainger

Since immigrating to New Zealand in 1986, Rudy has earned his Masters in Fine Arts, published The Song of Laughing Bird (2005) and been both a student and teacher at Whitireia Community Polytechnic. The first draft of Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder was his project for the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme, earning him an A+ pass. While on the programme Rudy was also given the Honour Award in the New Zealand Writing School Short Story Competition for ‘Life Class’.

He lives on the banks of the Pauatahanui Inlet, with wife Jan, daughter India, son Ben, mother-in-law Patricia, three cats and several fish.

Escalator Press titles:

Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder

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Rudy is available for public speaking in the wider Wellington region. For all inquiries, please refer to the contact page.