Ingrid’s creative publications span two decades and a number of genres, including two poetry books, two books of narrative nonfiction/travel writing, and an edited collection on imaginings of place in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her writing increasingly has an ecological focus, culminating in her most recent book, Where We Swim, which is part memoir, part essay, part nature writing. It was published in Aotearoa and Australia in 2021.

Her writing has been described as ‘exquisitely written’, ‘luminous’ work ‘that makes you think about what kind of world we live in’. Other publications include work in Lithub and the Ninth Letter (US), the Guardian, and Sydney Review of Books, where she was an Aotearoa-New Zealand Consulting Editor. Ingrid grew up on a farm near Masterton, did a PhD in Literature at Princeton, where she also studied creative writing, and was until recently a Professor in Creative Writing at Massey University. She lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and is currently working on a collection of interlinked short stories, Nine Lives, with the support of a CNZ grant. In 2024 she will be the International Institute of Modern Letters Writer in Residence Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington.