All week this week we look at the life and writing of Greymouth novelist and poet Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: a West Coast memoir by Steve Braunias.
‘I wanted to tell him that I loved him but could not’: Part 3 in our week-long series on Greymouth writer Peter Hooper
All week this week we revisit the life and writing of Greymouth author Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: an excerpt from Hooper's 1990 book Shade of the Mugumo Tree, a tender account of his journey to Kenya, to visit Julius Kitivi, whom he sponsored through the Save the Children Fund.
All week this week we look at the life and writing of Greymouth writer and conservationist Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: a memoir by Hooper's longtime friend and editor Brian Turner, taken from his speech at the launch in the weekend of Pat White's biography.
All week this week we look at the life and writing of Peter Hooper (1919-91), a Greymouth author who won the national book award in 1986 for a profound, exciting novel set on the West Coast after an apocalypse. He's now largely forgotten in New Zealand letters - but a new biography provides a vivid reminder of Hooper's talents and achievement.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is the year's most talked-about novel, and there's much excitement that the author will appear at the Auckland Writers Festival in May. Wyoming Paul reviews what may a masterpiece.
Let us now contemplate what to do with Katherine Mansfield’s bones: a proposal by Vincent O’Sullivan
We asked the distinguished Katherine Mansfield scholar Vincent O'Sullivan to comment on the recent attempt by Wellington's mayor to repatriate the bones of Katherine Mansfield.