Fiona Farrell

Fiona is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her first novel, The Skinny Louie Book won the 1993 New Zealand Book Award for fiction. She lives in Dunedin.

Society
Jul 7, 2021

How the Great Walk booking challenge left me baffled and fuming

While thousands of 'eager Kiwi' trampers miss out, private companies appear to be snapping up places in our taxpayer-funded DOC huts.

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Books
May 27, 2021

Fiona Farrell: Library books were our way out, our way up

As libraries evolve, some things stay the same.

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Books
Apr 25, 2020

Lockdown letters #30, Fiona Farrell: There is no going back to normal

Anzac weekend has always been a time for thinking about our country and during this one, in the quiet that has fallen during lockdown, we can contemplate a new kind …

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Books
Apr 20, 2020

Lockdown letters #25, Fiona Farrell: On the sacrifices of great leaders

The greatest leaders from history have made sacrifices in times of need. A look at who, now, is doing that for us.

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Books
Apr 15, 2020

Lockdown letters #20, Fiona Farrell: When fiction falls back

When fiction and reality collide, asking 'What if?' takes on a new meaning.

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Books
Apr 10, 2020

Lockdown letters #15, Fiona Farrell: Read all about it in The Daily Chirp

Responding to sudden, shocking change requires a double lens. Thank goodness for newspapers, real and imagined.

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Books
Apr 5, 2020

Lockdown letters #10, Fiona Farrell: On Ardern and kindness

Fiona Farrell on Jacinda Ardern and leadership.

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Books
Mar 31, 2020

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