Freelance writer and researcher.
* Reviews for Magpies magazine (‘Talking about books for children’).
* Writes NZ book entries for ‘The Source’ database of Australian and New Zealand Children’s Literature (www.magpies.net.au).
* Researches young adult review listings for Hooked on NZ books website ()
* Current project: life of Choie Sew Hoy, Otago Chinese merchant and gold-dredging pioneer.
1993: Nada Beardsley Literacy Award for services to Literacy (Canterbury Reading Association)
2013: Canon Media Awards: Reviewer of the Year: Highly Commended
2013: Betty Gilderdale Award for services to children’s literature (Storylines)
Trevor Agnew has written regular TV columns for the Southland Times, Presbyterian Outlook magazine and The Press (Christchurch). He also writes book reviews for newspapers and magazines in Australia and New Zealand.
A former high school History and English teacher, and teacher-librarian, he is still exhibiting writing behaviour. He has written a history text book, done radio talks and contributed 26 biographies ('Ken Catran' to 'Terry Pratchett') for the Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature (2005).