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Knowing one another, Maggie Trapp

The Beat of the Pendulum: A Found Novel Catherine Chidgey Victoria University Press, $35.00, ISBN 9781776561704 Tess Kirsten McDougall Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781776561001 Gabriel’s Bay Catherine Robertson Black Swan, $38.00, ISBN 9780143771456 Imaginative writing takes the hurly-burly of…
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Bleak stuff under total control, Stephanie Johnson

The Wish Child Catherine Chidgey Victoria University Press, $30.00, IBSN 9781776560622 When Dutch writer Herman Koch visited New Zealand as part of the 2016 Auckland Writers’ Festival, he expressed his belief that WWII was losing its allure as a subject…
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Keeping your hair on, Heather Murray

The Transformation Catherine Chidgey Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0864734654 In Mutes and Earthquakes Bill Manhire gives his creative writing pupils a couple of pieces of advice: 1) write what you know, and 2) write what you don’t know. If,…
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Catherine Chidgey — work in progress

From a work in progress [Marin and his brother Ivan are living in a rough gumfield whare in the far north of New Zealand around 1900. This section opens with a letter from Marin to his sister.]   A strange…
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