Chessie Henry

Chessie Henry lives in Wellington and is currently completing her MA in Creative Writing through the IIML. Although her family are often separated by cities or countries, somehow they always find their way back into her stories.

Aug 13, 2018

The Monday Excerpt: February 22, 2011. Christchurch

In this powerful extract from her new book, Chessie Henry interviews her father – a Kaikōura doctor who was caught up in the terrible drama of the Christchurch earthquakes.

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Nov 3, 2016

'How can I explain what you gave me?' On family, and the unexpectedness of love

A deeply personal essay about 'a boy it would be an honour to have, and to love' and his mother, by young writer Chessie Henry.

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