February 2011 archive

Commonwealth Fiction Prize

This year I was a judge of the Commonwealth Fiction Prize (South East Asia Pacific Region). A Man Melting was the winner of Best First Book division. The Best Book division was won by Australian Kim Scott for That Dead Man Dance (Picador). The final Commonwealth-wide results will be announced in Sydney on May 21, …

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Launch of Sue Orr’s ‘From Under the Overcoat’

From Under the Overcoat

I launched Sue Orr’s new book of short stories in February. This is what I had to say about From Under the Overcoat: ‘Sue Orr’s stories have that mesmerising quality that makes the reader race on, hoping they will never end, yet desperate to find out what happens next. Their stylishness marks a new departure …

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Kidman Street

Kidman Street, Rolleston

Selwyn Central Community Board has very kindly named a street in Rolleston after me. The new street, between Tennyson Street and Rolleston Drive, is now called Kidman Street.

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