|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||21°55' 07°05 Asc. 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.
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)