Karen Wrigglesworth is a New Zealand-based writer of non-fiction, short stories, plays and long-form fiction. She has a degree in mechanical engineering, and enjoys writing stories about technical subjects for adults and children.

Karen’s work has been published in New Zealand and overseas. Recent projects include an exploration of our shifting preferences between practical and symbolic memorials to our dead, and a look into the debate around preserving structural ruins versus demolition and rebuilding in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes.

A mother of four, Karen lives by the sea with her husband, children and three cats.