Smither, Elizabeth

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Smither, Elizabeth Gender: F
Elizabeth Edwina Smither
born on 15 September 1941 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place New Plymouth, New Zealand, 39s04, 174e05
Timezone NZST h12e (is half hour DST)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°55' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°05 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 26°11'


New Zealand poet and fiction writer (novels, short stories) who worked as a librarian. She was New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Commonplace Book: A Writer's Journey Through Quotations by Elizabeth Smither (Auckland University Press, 2013): "15.09.09: Today, my birthday, I realise I have again made the error of thinking I am a year older than I am. It's all to do with the most elementary subtraction: 2009 minus 1941... I was born at 4 p.m. so, like someone catching a night flight, I had only a half-day to experience at first, unlike the child who is born in the early hours..."


  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Various)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (New Zealand Poet Laureate, 2001-2003)