Regis Stella was born in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in 1960. He studied at the University of Papua New Guinea, before going into advertising. After a spell at the Japanese Embassy, he re-enrolled at the University of Papua New Guinea, where he studied literature. He went on to to get a Ph. D. in Australia. He was Associate Professor of Literature and English at the University of Papua New Guinea and director of the Melanesian Institute of Arts and Communications. He died in 2012.
1990 Forms and Styles of Traditional Banoni Music
1994 Moments in Melanesia
1999 Gutsini Posa (Rough Seas)
2004 Melanesian Passages (stories – with Lynda Aniburi Maeaniani)
2007 Imagining the Other: The Representation of the Papua New Guinean Subject
2010 Mata Sara = Crooked Eyes
2012 Unfolding Petals: Readings in Modern PNG Literature