Echoes of Women — a French tribute to Fiona Kidman

Echoes of Women is a photographic exhibition presenting 12 diptychs (80×40), with Dame Fiona Kidman’s handwritten texts on one side and black and white photos of New Zealand on the other side. The signed and limited edition of the prints can be purchased during the exhibitions. All profits will go directly to two beneficiaries: New Zealand …

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Recent books published by Telling Stories groups 2011–2015

Congratulations to those who have published works since attending the Telling Stories workshops.

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Life writing and memoir class

The Life writing and Memoir Course for 2012 finished on Saturday, 1 September. Fourteen wonderful participants met at Wellington’s historic Thistle Inn every second Saturday over a 3 month period. Continue reading…

France 2012

Publication in France The Trouble with Fire has been translated into French.  In France, its title is Gare au feu. My Paris publisher, Sabine Wespieser Éditeur, is based in a 16th century building in the heart of St Germain. I went to the launch in Paris. Continue reading…  

Second edition of Where your left hand rests available

Poetry lives. My small but exquisitely produced book of poems Where your left hand rests has been reissued by Godwit, Random House.  I have had a steady stream of requests for  a second edition from readers and booksellers since the first run was snapped up in 2010. Continue reading…

2012 NZ Post Book Awards

Congratulations to Paula Morris whose novel Rangatira won the fiction category in the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards.

Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Warm congratulations to Nathan Englander of the United States who has won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for his collection ‘What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank’. I look forward to meeting Nathan at the Cork International Short Story Festival in Cork in September.

2012 NZ Post Book Awards announce The Trouble With Fire as Fiction finalist

The Trouble With Fire is one of the Random House authors who are finalists in the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards. Continue reading…

The Trouble With Fire shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Last week was one of celebration for Fiona. Not only has her book The Trouble with Fire, been short listed for the NZ Post Award for Fiction, but it has gained international recognition with its short listing for the 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Continue reading…

All Woman – A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women

Image from All Woman exhibition - Bev Short

Wellington-based photographer Bev Short has spent more than two years travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand capturing images of women who inspire her. From a Carmelite nun to Olympic sportswoman Barbara Kendall ironing in her curlers – the result is a collection of original and intimate portraits capturing the essence of Kiwi women. …

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