*** WINNER OF THE 2010 NZ SOCIETY OF AUTHORS AWARD FOR FIRST BOOK ***
A little girl out of her depth in her friendship with an adult neighbour; an armed intruder thwarted by a bee; a woman determined to believe in her brother’s goodness under the shadow of accusation; a Christmas dinner guest who will eat only peas–these stori.. More
* A businessman meets a tattoo artist on a plane and finds his world beginning to unravel.
*A rock star lookalike postie steals a postcard and has a change of luck.
* An eccentric boy with an interest in Winston Churchill’s parrot receives a diagnosis – but will his mother accept it?
* A lonely woman befriends the boy nex.. More
Internationally-acclaimed anthropologist and poet Michael Jackson hires a car and travels the length of his natal New Zealand, reflecting on the idea of origins. Visiting old haunts and old friends, he ponders the hold our histories have over us, and the enduring power of our first experiences in life.
Walking a deserted beach or chatting in.. More
Steve Marr launches 1960 illegally up the Eastbourne Mardi Gras pole, police waiting below. His year fast-tracks into the student protest ‘No Maoris, No Tour’ gatherings and the all-white All Black trials. He and an anarchist prankster raid the visiting American nuclear submarine and the statue symbolising the British Empire and join in.. More
A new planet.A new life.A one-way trip.The colonists of DJar, all seeking a better future, each with their own past, and their own beliefs about right and wrong, try everything they can to create a new government and a new culture they can all be happy with.Four years at breakneck speed is all it should take to bring the colonists to their new home.. More
Whimsical, intense, pensive or amorous — we bring you a love story for every mood, each a little unorthodox, mysterious, or slightly peculiar.
Slightly Peculiar Love Stories paint a grand mandala of experience and circumstance: love appears and disappears; it aches and it dares; amuses and amazes; hurts, heals and begins again.
Paddy Thompson, speech therapist, newspaper columnist, is fifty and happy. His dark period is behind him: a failed marriage, a career crisis. Now he lives with Helena (‘the best thing that ever happened to him’), helps kids with their speech problems, and has moved his mother into the next-door apartment. His life feels sane and sett.. More
For Vonnie, dinnertime means Mum complaining that she's picky, and school means PE (ugh!) and bullies - but she's learned to ignore them.
But now Mum's threatening to make soup and bread for every meal - forever - and Frank, the new kid, is picking fights, and Vonnie can't ignore them.
But she can't do anything... right? She's just a kid.. More
The latest issue of New Zealand’s leading magazine of new writing, featuring the winners of the Long and the Short of It competition for The Best Story Over 10,000 Words – Lawrence Patchett ‘The Road to Tokomairiro’ – and The Best Story Under 1000 Words – Kirsten McDougall ‘Clean Hands Save Lives’... More
Sport is the place to discover the best new New Zealand writers. Each annual issue is a superb snapshot of the cutting edge of New Zealand’s literary scene, and Sport 40 is no exception, offering 300 pages of fiction, poetry and essays.
In honour of New Zealand’s turn as country of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, this iss.. More
Fifty-seven writers, from Pip Adam to Ashleigh Young, two-thirds fiction by page count and three-quarters poetry by writer, and the focus firmly on emerging talent, Sport 41 is a superb overview of current New Zealand writing.
Edited and published by Fergus Barrowman
Packed with new essays, poetry and fiction from 42 leading and new New Zealand writers, Sport 42 is a superb overview of current New Zealand writing
‘When You’re Dead You Go on Television’: Mark Williams on sex, death and househol.. More
Packed with new essays, poetry and fiction from leading and new New Zealand writers, Sport 43 is a superb overview of current New Zealand writing.
Edited by Fergus Barrowman with Kirsten McDougall and Ashleigh Young and published by Fergus Barrowman.
Maria Mc.. More
A free not-for-profit anthology of poetry that shares the emotions of people struggling with problems such as bullying, eating disorders, anxiety, guilt and fear — emotions that are too often dismissed. It is a message from the heart.
This is the final in the comic Cavanagh family Up the Creek trilogy.
In Gold in the Creek the village fought restructuring. Geyser in the Creek offered tourist salvation. Stamp in the Creek has the youthful postmaster facing departmental disapproval and the disappearance of his son after witnessing the theft of the safe. The stationmaster, t.. More
A story set in Auckland in the early 1980s about a man returning there after being in 'Dreamland' for many years. He discovers that all the things he knew about his family and past life were not true. Questions arise: was his father an SS officer? was his mother a gun-runner for the IRA? was he the result of a bizarre experiment to produce Trege.. More