- 44 Things My Year at HomeISBN: 9781843545521
Title: 44 Things My Year at Home
Author: GUNN KIRSTY
'In 44 Things' Kirsty Gunn celebrates marriage, friendship and motherhood. She presents a mosaic of personal reflections written over the course of one year in moments stolen from the vibrant and chaotic world that inspired them.
- Abyssinian Mountain Lion & Other StoriesISBN: 9780994106995
Title: Abyssinian Mountain Lion & Other Stories
Author: MCDOUGALL DAVID
David McDougall reintroduces the reader to that most excellent thing: the good yarn.Meet the neighbour with a war history who cant help interfering with goings-on over the fence, a woman on a train wholl go to any lengths to clear her student debt, a bunch of mates on a hunting trip who fear dire consequences after shooting a fantail, and a retired husband whose wife irons his shorts for Valentines Day and leaves him perplexed about how to return the favour.As for the Abyssinian mountain lion, is there even such a thing?These are stories of humour and melancholy, love and vice.
David McDougall spent 25 years in a successful Wellington business before training as a social worker, and family therapist, and working with children in the mental health field, the Outward Bound Trust and Family Court.
- AncestryISBN: 9781775500377
Author: WENDT ALBERT
Albert Wendt's new collection of short stories explores the nature of family, tradition and culture through the eyes of those seemingly caught between the realities of modern contemporary life and the ancestral ties of their heritage. With a deft touch, he draws us into his characters' lives and with equal parts wisdom and wit, he exposes them to us. This is a masterful meditation on the ties that bind people together across time and place.
Format: Trade paperback
- Arms Race: & Other StoriesISBN: 9781922147981
Title: Arms Race: & Other Stories
Author: LOW NIC
Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic Low's stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark heart of our collective obsession with technology, power and image.Set variously in London, an Indian village, remote Mongolia, the West Australian outback and mountainous New Zealand, these are prescient visions of the future and outlandish reimaginings of the past
Format: Trade paperback
- Astonished Dice (Collected Short Stories)ISBN: 9780864739216
Title: Astonished Dice (Collected Short Stories)
Author: COCHRANE GEOFF
Geoff Cochrane is the author of numerous highly regarded collections of poems and two novels. In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Astonished Dice collects his two slim volumes of short stories, originally published in limited editions, the early novella 'Quest Clinic', and more recent stories.
- AUP Anthology of NZ LiteratureISBN: 9781869405892
Title: AUP Anthology of NZ Literature
Author: STAFFORD JANE & WILLIAMS MARK (EDITORS)
‘What, after all, is the truth of a place that has only just been worked into language?’
From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates’ Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Jessie Mackay to Alison Wong, from Julius Vogel to Albert Wendt, from the letters of Wiremu Te Rangikaheke to the notebooks of Katherine Mansfield – Maori, Pakeha, Pasifika, and Asian New Zealanders have struggled for two and a half centuries to work the English language into some sort of truth about this place. The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature brings together for the first time in one volume this country’s major writing, from the earliest records of exploration and encounter to the globalised, multicultural present.
Editors Jane Stafford and Mark Williams range across novels and stories, poems and plays, letters and diaries, comics and songs to collect the defining stuff of our literary heritage. The contents will delight and provoke: Erewhon and The Heart of the Bush; Man Alone and ‘No Ordinary Sun’; The God Boy and Hicksville; ‘The Gumboot Song’ and The Vintner’s Luck. Through an imaginative selection and illuminating introductions, Stafford and Williams provide new paths into our writing and our country. For students and readers, at home and overseas, the Anthology of New Zealand Literature will be the indispensable introduction for years to come to what’s worth reading and why.
- Black Ice MatterISBN: 9781775502982
Title: Black Ice Matter
Author: COLE GINA
This collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold. Sometimes this is spatial or geographical; sometimes it is metaphorical. Sometimes it involves juxtapositions of time; sometimes heat appears where only ice is expected.
In the stories, a woman is caught between traditional Fijian ways and the brutality of the military dictatorship; a glaciology researcher falls into a crevasse and confronts the unexpected; two women lose children in freak shooting accidents; a young child in a Barbie Doll sweatshop dreams of a different life; secondary school girls struggle with secrets about an addicted janitor; and two women take a deathly trip through a glacier melt stream. These are some of the unpredictable stories in this collection that follow themes of ice and glaciers in the heat of the South Pacific and take us into unusual lives and explorations.
- Blooming Lotus: Short Stories by Former Refugees in NZISBN: 9780473302740
Title: Blooming Lotus: Short Stories by Former Refugees in NZ
Author: DAHAL BISHNU ET AL
The Blooming Lotus has five former refugees originating from Bhutan, Sudan, South Sudan and Iran sharing their stories and experiences about their journey to Aotearoa New Zealand, and their experiences settling in NZ.
- Calling the Fish & Other StoriesISBN: 9781877276101
Title: Calling the Fish & Other Stories
Author: BROWN DAVID LYNDON
- Cats Whiskers: NZ Writers on CatsISBN: 9781869417451
Title: Cats Whiskers: NZ Writers on Cats
Author: WELLS PETER ED
The cat has purred its way into the hearts of many a New Zealander, and into the pages of this country's writers. Katherine Mansfield, Janet Frame, James K. Baxter and Frank Sargeson all wrote about cats, and here many current writers - from Fiona Kidman to Sarah Quigley, Brian Turner to Kevin Ireland - celebrate their feline friends in articles, poetry and short stories. Peter Wells has collected an entertaining mix of this terrific writing, introducing us to such cats as the white Manx, Small, who 'saved' Shonagh Koea; Martin Edmond's stray loner, Monkey, with her 'quack hello'; Ursula Bethell's cat Michael, who is 'at once enemy/and the chief ornament of our garden'; and Owen Marshall's fictional Bagheera with his 'disconcerting smell of life and muscle'. Tender, humorous, enlightening and lyrical, this is the perfect book for every cat lover.Contributors:James K. Baxter,Ursula Bethell,Peter Bland,Bernard Brown,Diane Brown ,Janet Charman ,Martin Edmond,Barbara Else,Fiona Farrell,Beryl Fletcher,Janet Frame,Paula Green ,Kevin Ireland,Stephanie Johnson,Jan Kemp,Shonagh Koea,Gary Langford,Graeme Lay,Margaret Mahy,Katherine Mansfield,Jeffrey Masson,Owen Marshall,Emma Neale,W. H. Oliver,Vincent O'Sullivan,Vivienne Plumb,Sarah Quigley,Frank Sargeson,Elizbeth Smither,C. K. Stead,Philip Temple,Brian Turner,Hone Tuwhare,Peter Wells,Douglas Wright
- Daffy & Her Niece Who Doesn't TalkISBN: 9780473305499
Title: Daffy & Her Niece Who Doesn't Talk
Author: WILSON JAMES G. & WILSON VAL
- Dead is Dead & Other StoriesISBN: 9780473371210
Title: Dead is Dead & Other Stories
Author: SEAFORD JANE
A gun goes missing, a boy is paralysed after sliding of the roof of his house, a father of two children decides to become a woman….
Dead is Dead is a stunning collection of eighteen intimate stories that hold a spotlight on relationships. The stories delve into the complicated, challenging and diverse incidents that make up everyday life. They are disturbing and unforgettable, and will leave the reader gasping and wanting more.
This is a complex and compelling read that will delight at every turn of the page.
- Deleted Scenes for LoversISBN: 9781776560585
Title: Deleted Scenes for Lovers
Author: SLAUGHTER TRACEY
"The knowledge of everyone they’re about to hurt is not an element easy to breathe in. They’re the lovers. You can blame them now, if you want to. That’s your choice: this is the director’s cut."
Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives—tragic, comic, rich.
- Double Act Intrigues & AmusesISBN: 9781869421144
Title: Double Act Intrigues & Amuses
Author: CHERRY FRANCES & FAGAN ANNABEL
- Dreamers: Nga Kaimoamoea: Stories of the HokiangaISBN: 9780947493059
Title: Dreamers: Nga Kaimoamoea: Stories of the Hokianga
Author: POINTON SUSY
The Hokianga Harbour on New Zealand's Far North West Coast has been a magnet for dreamers ever since the first Polynesian explorer, Kupe, followed a long-tailed cuckoo into the southern ocean in the hope that he would find land. These stories are about the dreamers that have followed him ever since.
- Elbow StoriesISBN: 9781927242087
Title: Elbow Stories
Author: ADAMS JOHN
A self-important surgeon reveals peculiar tastes; regulars at a holiday park watch Sweetie and Cowboy fail at camping; unexpected feelings arise after a child is lost; traditional arranged marriages conflict with modern desires; a family falls apart when Auntie Pam contests GranddadÂ¿s will - and much more. These imaginative and unpredictable stories, told with wit and keen observation, take us into unusual lives and explore the intricacies and quirks of being human.
- Empty Bones & Other StoriesISBN: 9780864739186
Title: Empty Bones & Other Stories
Author: DUKES BRETON
Empty Bones is weightlifting, infidelity, drunk driving, facelifts and childbirth - it's a family and their weekend reunion. It is Lisbon to Madrid on the night train and Auckland to Wellington on a motorbike. It is the end, the beginning and the gristly in between. Empty Bones is a novella accompanied by five equally raw, intense and comical short stories, from the author of the acclaimed Bird North.
- Essential NZ Short Stories Updated EdISBN: 9781869791285
Title: Essential NZ Short Stories Updated Ed
Author: MARSHALL OWEN ED
The short story has been the forte of distinguished New Zealand writers from Katherine Mansfield and Frank Sargeson through to fresh young talents such as Eleanor Catton and Craig Cliff. There could be no better guide to a sampler of their best work than Owen Marshall, who has been called New Zealand's best living writer of short stories. Marshall's indispensible collection features fifty arresting and significant stories that show why short fiction has been so important in the development of our literature, and also why it continues to appeal. First published in 2002, this new edition of the collection features five new stories from writers who excel at a magnificent national genre: perfectly polished stories peopled by perceptive, quirky and intriguing characters.
- Etiquette for a Dinner PartyISBN: 9781869790073
Title: Etiquette for a Dinner Party
Author: ORR SUE
An ageing taxi driver reflects on mortality and the choices he has made in life as he indulges in a clandestine Italian feast. The friend of a dying woman delivers a sardonic commentary on the frenetic ritual of cake-baking that precedes death and grief. A young boy sets out to save his grandparents' marriage after discovering pornography in his grandfather's memorabilia. This stunning debut collection observes a subtle unravelling of social etiquettes. Often hopeful, always moving, these darkly quirky stories demand the reader's attention beyond the final page. Etiquette for a Dinner Party showcases the breadth of this new writer's talent - from the oh-so-recognisable and desperate efforts of a homesick tourist to enjoy the 'perfect' holiday, to the descent into madness of a lonely high-country farmer. Varied and accomplished, this book is entertaining, stimulating and original.
- Everything We Hoped ForISBN: 9780864736253
Title: Everything We Hoped For
Author: ADAM PIP
An unusually strong first book, this collection of short stories depends on exquisitely crafted surfaces that conceal shocking emotional force. Three of the stories are obliquely connected and feature young women on the edge. In the first of these, a new mother contemplates her new baby; in the second, a girl finds herself in rehab; and in the final story, the main character goes to jail. Other characters include a New Zealand serviceman returned from active duty in Dili, the employees of a $2 shop, and a vegan couple at a Samoan resort.
- FamiliesISBN: 9780864739193
Author: O'SULLIVAN VINCENT
VINCENT O'SULLIVAN is the author of the biography of John Mulgan, Long Journey to the Border, the novels Let the River Stand and Believers to the Bright Coast, and many collections of short stories and poems, plays and works of scholarship. He is the current New Zealand Poet Laureate.
- Fika First Draft Pasefika WritersISBN: 9780473119805
Title: Fika First Draft Pasefika Writers
- FoolingISBN: 9780908790715
Author: DUCKWORTH MARILYN
A novella in the Hazard Short Fiction series. Ros is addicted to falling in love, despite her cynicism. Although she knows it is a mistake, she finds herself involved with Neil, and strange things begin to occur: children are left on the doorstep, racehorses need operations, boxes begin to fill the shed. Ros visits the Widow Casey for help, but this leads to more problems.
- For Everyone ConcernedISBN: 9780864735591
Title: For Everyone Concerned
Author: WILKINS DAMIEN
This exhilarating mixture of fables, satires, notes to self and short shorts will further enhance Wilkins's reputation as one of the most daring and innovative of New Zealand's leading writers.
- Forbidden CitiesISBN: 9780143009146
Title: Forbidden Cities
Author: MORRIS PAULA
This story collection by Paula Morris roams the globe and ranges widely in subject matter. From Sunset Boulevard to the beaches of Auckland, from the Bund in Shanghai to the banks of the Danube, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Hammersmith Flyover, from post-Katrina New Orleans to Fire Island . . . the stories of Forbidden Cities explore places of escape, transgression, ambition, delusions, and desire.
- Frank Sargesons StoriesISBN: 9781877340284
Title: Frank Sargesons Stories
Author: SARGESON FRANK WILSON ANNE ED
This collection includes some early works which have not previously appeared in Sargeson collections. Frank Sargeson (1903 - 1982) was the mentor to many of our past and current writers, including Janet Frame, C.K. Stead, and Kevin Ireland. The annual Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship continues this tradition. Among those to benefit were Michael King, Steve Braunias, Emily Perkins, Charlotte Grimshaw and others.
Format: Trade paperback
- From Under the OvercoatISBN: 9781869790578
Title: From Under the Overcoat
Author: ORR SUE
A collection of new stories (all accessible, emotive, vivid), each celebrating and saluting a remarkable short story from times past. The new stories are modern and entertaining in their own right - this collection can be read purely for the pleasure in that; however, it can also be read for the way each story explores elements from important stories from the past. As such, this book celebrates the short-story form and earlier writers, it offers a guessing game for readers to work out exactly which stories are being drawn on and points us back to these earlier works and to the changes that time has brought in the way we view them. It offers up a canon of influential short stories (with notes on each), with particular appeal to schools and universities. So what on one level is a stunning collection of short stories also offers numerous other levels.
- Garden Party & Other StoriesISBN: 9780062490490
Title: Garden Party & Other Stories
Author: MANSFIELD KATHERINE
Introduction by Colm Toibin
In fifteen funny, colorful, poignant and mysterious stories, the irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, a friend and contemporary of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, examines a range of themes integral to the human experience, from marriage, family, and death to duty, disillusionment, and regret in this commanding collection, part of the Ecco Art of the Story series.
Written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield s tragically short life in the chaotic years after World War I, the fifteen stories in The Garden Party are as fresh, perceptive, and vivid today as they were nearly a century ago. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand while others take place in England or on the French Riviera. In each, Mansfield explores the small yet transformative epiphanies in every day life and illuminates the unspoken, often misunderstood emotions common to us all.
In the wry "The Daughters of the Late Colonel," two sisters discover that freedom from their father isn t quite what they expected it to be. A lonely and naive older woman s contrived sense of self is painfully challenged in "Miss Brill." "At the Bay" considers the plight of a happily married young woman who struggles to find equality with her husband.
The Garden Party is an enduring work of literary craftsmanship from a marvelous modern artist."
- Ghosts in the ValleyISBN: 9781877448324
Title: Ghosts in the Valley
Author: STEELE RICHARD
- Glass House Stories PoemsISBN: 9781877338892
Title: Glass House Stories Poems
Author: STURM J C
- Gorse Is Not People: New & Uncollected StoriesISBN: 9780143567707
Title: Gorse Is Not People: New & Uncollected Stories
Author: FRAME JANET
This brand new collection of 28 short stories by Janet Frame spans the length of her career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories has been published in a collection before, and more than half are published for the first time in GORSE IS NOT PEOPLE. The title story caused Frame a setback in 1954, when Charles Brasch rejected it for publication in Landfall and, along with others for one reason or other, deliberately remained unpublished during her lifetime. Previously published pieces have appeared in Harper's Bazaar, the NZ Listener, the New Zealand School Journal, Landfall and The New Yorker over the years, and one otherwise unpublished piece, 'The Gravy Boat', was read aloud by Frame for a radio broadcast in 1953. In these stories readers will recognise familiar themes, scenes, characters and locations from Frame's writing and life, and each offers a fresh fictional transformation that will captivate and absorb.
- History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura MuseumISBN: 9780473329143
Title: History Write Now: South Auckland Writers at the Papakura Museum
Author: GEORGE JAMES (ED)
Contributions by Rosemary Nash, Kyung-Jung Kim, Kay Mills, E.H. Thomson, Bridget Bayly, David Howard, Lynne Fell, Laura Dunbar, Karen Forster, Loren-Crystal Pitt, Hanneke de Graaf, Dione Jones, Daryn Govender, Robyn Brown, Glenis Jones, Althea Barr, David E Horne, Doreen E.M. Lightfoot, Jocelyn Watkin
Ever wondered about the history of objects in a museum? If they could talk, what tales could they tell?
South Auckland writers were invited into the Papakura Museum to see if they could find out. These stories and poems of love, loss, triumph, new beginnings and changing times include actual events and memories as well as fiction. All are inspired by real taonga (treasures) in the museum.
Aotearoa New Zealand has been peopled by waves of migrants over the land's last millennium. Recurring themes in History Write Now are the fears, hopes and dreams of all migrants - some told from the perspective of the few but precious possessions brought with them. Papakura and South Auckland form the backdrop but not always - these 'flights of fancy' have sometimes taken off to land elsewhere.
The 18 writers in this publication, many of whom are new to writing, were selected from the 2015 History Write Now project. Their stories and poems were edited by author James George, who was the project's writing coach and mentor.
- Hue & Cry #8 HolidaysISBN: 1055210520144
Title: Hue & Cry #8 Holidays
Author: LANE CHLOE ED
Includes new artist pages by Nick Austin, Louise Menzies, John Ward Knox, and Imogen Taylor. As well as new stories by Gemma Bowker-Wright, John Summers, and Rachel O'Neill, a translation of the Vietnamese-born writer Linda Le by Sian Robyns, and new poems by Sarah Jane Barnett, Harry Ricketts, Amy Brown, and Hera Lindsay Bird.
- Huia Short Stories #11: Contemporary Maori FictionISBN: 9781775502043
Title: Huia Short Stories #11: Contemporary Maori Fiction
Including stories by Toni Pivac, Aroha Bentson, Robert MacDonald, Aimee Tapping, K-T Harrison, Ann French, Anya Ngawhare, Lauren Aikman, Aaron Ure, Darryn Joseph, Zeb Nicklin, Vincent Olsen-Reeder, Andre Hetariki, Shilo Kino and Helen Waaka.
- Huia Short Stories #9ISBN: 9781869694753
Title: Huia Short Stories #9
Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers 2011, as judged by Keri Hulme, Katie Wolfe, Erima Henare and Reina Whaitiri. The book will contain the stories from the 18 finalists for Best Short Story written in English, the five finalists for the Best Short Story in Maori and the six finalists for the Best Novel Extract. For over ten years, the Maori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers have been responsible for this unique and increasingly popular biennial writing competition. The awards and their subsequent publications have become much anticipated as they bring more undiscovered gems to the attention of the New Zealand reading public. Past winners and finalists include James George, Briar Grace-Smith, Kelly Ana Morey and Paula Morris.
- I Got His Blood On MeISBN: 9780864737687
Title: I Got His Blood On Me
Author: PATCHETT LAWRENCE
A bloodied figure travels through time, a stepfather kicks a ball and curses a snack machine, a cranky ghost brakes a Kapiti train. From a reimagined history to a future where holograms walk the streets, these stories traverse time and genre to explore the frontiers that face the adventurous—now and in the past.
Lawrence Patchett was a winner of The Long and the Short of It short story competition in 2011. His work has also appeared in Sport, Dominion Post, Booknotes, Hue & Cry and Turbine. Currently completing a PhD in creative writing at Victoria University, he lives in Raumati.
- Ihimaera His Best StoriesISBN: 9780143010906
Title: Ihimaera His Best Stories
Author: IHIMAERA WITI
In this definitive collection by one of New Zealand's best-loved authors, Witi Ihimaera offers his personal choice of twenty-four stories from throughout his illustrious career. The pieces span more than thirty-five years - since his first collection, POUNAMU POUNAMU (1972), was published - and showcase the range, originality and humanity of this truly amazing writer.
- InfidelitiesISBN: 9780571308910
Author: GUNN KIRSTY
This new collection of stories offers a candid peek at infidelity in all its guises. These are tales of lust, deceit, resentment and regret - and of the secrets and lies that can chip away at human relationships.In a series of interwoven dramas, we find mothers yearning for adventure, for the exhilaration of the open road or the anonymity of the forest; fathers absent in body or mind; husbands who look the other way; complacency turned to spite and apathy turned to betrayal. At the same time Gunn pursues the glorious rush of a snap decision, the liberty of answering that siren call of a better life elsewhere.Written with Gunn's trademark attention to nuances of behaviour, motive and even landscape, Infidelity is a temptingly beautiful work that asks 'What if?' and dares to find out.
Format: Trade paperback
- Itchy HandISBN: 9780994108821
Title: Itchy Hand
Author: MCDAVITT JEAN
- Jaam 30ISBN: 630788642262
Title: Jaam 30
Author: JACKSON ANNA ED