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2012 NZ Post Book Awards

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

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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.

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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.   Launched in 2005, the award  is presented each year …

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All Woman – A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women

All Woman flier

All Woman A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women by Bev Short SOME of the faces are instantly recognizable, some aren’t – but all the women featured in the NZ Portrait Gallery’s exhibition All Woman have a unique story to tell. Wellington-based photographer Bev Short has spent more than two years travelling the length and …

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The Tenderness of Light

Tenderness of Light by Mary McCallum

I have just acquired a copy of Mary McCallum’s elegant new book of poems The Tenderness of Light, launched at the “Translucent Landscapes” exhibition in Wellington…. Continue reading

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Frank O’Connor Short Story long-list

The Trouble with Fire has been long-listed for the annual Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize, administered in Cork, Ireland.

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On & Off the Track with Fiona Kidman

I’ve just done a rail tour on the Main Trunk Line for New Zealand Book Month, stopping at small towns along the way for readings and conversation. The tiny Taihape Library is tucked behind the Council office façade on the main street, a street built wide enough for bullock wagons to turn around. The library …

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Rescapée on the métro

My friend, Nelly Gillet, was on the Paris métro recently when she glanced up and saw that the woman next to her was reading Rescapée, the French version of my novel The Captive Wife. They immediately struck up a conversation. Nelly explained that she knew me and asked if she might take a photo because …

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Waipu’s Grand Pageant

Every ten years the town of Waipu, settled by the Nova Scotian migration led by the Reverend Norman McLeod in 1853, holds a Grand Pageant. It takes place beside the river, commemorating the settlement of the town. It runs over several nights, and allows some extra days for bad weather. It is a huge and …

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Holst in Harrods

A Home Grown Cook: The Dame Alison Holst Story (Hyndman Publishers) is fresh in the bookshops. This memoir is the writer/chef’s 100th book, something to celebrate. I’m a fan, one of the thousands of home cooks who have turned to her recipes for good homely inspiration. The Foreword by Sharon Crosbie is a marvelous tribute …

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