Call Me Evie is the award-winning debut novel from J.P. Pomare, taking out the Best First Novel category at the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards. It was also nominated in the Best Fiction category.
"I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s helmet": Interview with Gareth Ward
The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel was founded in 2010, and is awarded for the best mystery, crime, or thriller novel written by a New Zealander (citizen or resident) published during the previous year. The award branched out to include two different categories a number of years later; the Ngaio Marsh Award for First Novel started in 2016, followed by the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction in 2017.
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2019. Join us in celebrating this New Zealand classic.
Hong recommends some well known New Zealand fiction as a way of helping Chinese migrants to understand Kiwi culture.
Guest blogger, Nod Ghosh, well-known Christchurch-based Flash Fiction author, writes about her experiences (trying to) attend a Paint n' Pen event at Tūranga. National Flash Fiction Day is on this Saturday 22 June - Celebrate the shortest fiction on the shortest day of the year with National Flash Fiction Day. Come along for readings of Canterbury's best flash fiction from 2pm to 3.30pm at Tūranga.
“Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people.” - Katherine Mansfield Most of us likely remember their first encounters with New Zealand novels; school. I for one, have fond memories of studying…