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’.
His next book, Tattersoull 18 will be about the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.
He divides his time between teaching in Yiyang, Hunan Province, China and his home on the banks of the Pauatahanui Inlet, with wife Jan, son Ben, mother-in-law Patricia and two cats.
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Rudy is available for public speaking in the wider Wellington region. For all inquiries, please refer to the contact page.