Ann Beaglehole is an historian and novelist who came to New Zealand during the 1956 uprising in Hungary. She has worked as an historian, policy analyst, researcher, counsellor, and a lecturer. She has worked for Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Māori Development as a Senior Policy Analyst, and for the Office of Ethnic Affairs. Currently she is doing research for Waitangi Tribunal inquiries.
She has received numerous awards including the Ledig House International Writers Residency, New York, 2006; Goethe-Institute Scholarship as Cultural Ambassador in Berlin, 2001; the Department of Internal Affairs, Award in Oral History International Research Institute on Jewish Women at Brandies University, 2000; New Zealand Founders’ Society Annual Research Award for historical research, 1998; New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award in History, 1993; the Claude McCarthy Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, and the F.P. Wilson Prize for New Zealand History, 1986.
Replacement Girl (Tandem Press, 2002. To be published in Hungarian translation by K.u.K. Kiado, Budapest, Hungary in late 2012)
The History of the Eastern Bays of Wellington Harbour (Historical Society of Eastbourne, 2001)
Far from the Promised Land? Being Jewish in New Zealand (Pacific Press, 1995)
Facing the Past: Looking Back at Refugee Childhood in New Zealand (Allen & Unwin, 1990)
A Small Price to Pay: Refugees from Hitler in New Zealand, 1936–1946 (Allen & Unwin, 1988)