Archive for February, 2013

‘The Peastick Girl’ by Susan Hancock

‘The Peastick Girl’ by Susan Hancock

        ‘The Peastick Girl’    Susan Hancock    Published by Black Pepper, 2012    IBSN:  9781876044749 (pbk.)     Early in this novel someone remarks to its central protagonist that New Zealand is ‘a hard country to…

8 March 2013:  NZUGA Buffet Supper with Dr Gerri Kimber

8 March 2013: NZUGA Buffet Supper with Dr Gerri Kimber

At the time of writing this flyer, the landmark publication of the Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield, edited by Gerri Kimber and Vincent O’Sullivan, is being launched in New Zealand by Edinburgh University Press.  This collection includes previously uncollected stories,…

‘Janet Frame:  In Her Own Words’

‘Janet Frame: In Her Own Words’

    Review of Janet Frame: In Her Own Words Edited by Denis Harold and Pamela Gordon Penguin Books NZ 2011 ISBN 978 0 143 56627 4     Admirers of Janet Frame’s work are being treated to a series…

22 Feb 2013:  ‘Mysteries, Marvels, and Margaret Mahy’

22 Feb 2013: ‘Mysteries, Marvels, and Margaret Mahy’

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012), who passed away in July, was New Zealand’s most lively and distinguished writers of literature for children and young adults. Her work was recognized in her lifetime by the Hans Christian Andersen medal, the Order of New…