DANIEL MICHAEL SATELE is a Samoan writer from Auckland, New Zealand. His career spans academic and creative writing; music; performance and several kinds of creative production. Along with writing, his passions are singing, gardening and Polynesian weaving traditions. He holds a Master of Arts with First Class Honours in English from the University of Auckland, where he is now writing a doctoral thesis.
In 2017 Satele's work is to be featured in the group exhibition Cold Islanders curated by Leafa Wilson; at Waikato Museum, Hamilton, 26 August - 3 December 2017.
Satele curated The Drowned World, an online exhibition located at the-drowned-world.com in 2014. His essays have appeared in ArtAsiaPacific, The New Zealand Listener, and Art New Zealand. He was runner-up to the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award in 2003. In 2006 his story "There Was Never Silence" was included in Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 edited by Selina Tusitala Marsh.