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Kirsten McKenzie

For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family’s antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards in the corner of Antique Alley as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing. 66 more words

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Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton MNZM (born 24 September 1985) is a Canadian-born New Zealand author. Her second novel, The Luminaries, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. In January 2015, she created a short-lived media storm in New Zealand when she made comments in an interview in India in which she was critical of “neo-liberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry politicians who do not care about culture.”

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

‘There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease – they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.’ 181 more words

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The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton

A daring novel about a high-school sex scandal that jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power, this is an exhilarating and provocative story about the complicated mess of human desire. 60 more words

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R L Stedman

Award-winning author Rachel Stedman lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with her husband and two children. Her first novel, A Necklace of Souls, won Best First Novel at the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014. 44 more words

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Shane A. Mason

Shane A. Mason is a Kiwi writer who growing up was inspired by the same landscape as “Lord of the Rings,” director Peter Jackson. Born a few years later Shane could see the same sort of adventures taking place in the raw mountainous surrounds, and for years sketched out many different tales and escapades based on the land. 70 more words

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Anya Forest

I’m a New Zealand writer who enjoys creating true-to-life Kiwi characters and communities in my contemporary New Zealand stories, capturing the unique way of life of small-town rural Mainlanders. 282 more words

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