Tane’s War Brendaniel Weir, Cloud Ink Press, $30.00
Gone to Pegasus Tess Redgrave, Submarine, $35.00
Rotoroa Amy Head, Victoria University Press, $30.00,
Over the last ten years or so, the number of established New Zealand publishers bringing out local fiction has shrunk to less than a handful, while the annual output of eager talent from our creative writing schools has continued apace. As a result, there have been a lot of manuscripts out there struggling to reach a readership. Gradually, solutions have been found; literary ambition, like love, inevitably finds a way, resorting to such outlets as self-publishing, collectives and small one- or two-person companies.