John Summers

John Summers lives in the Wairarapa and is the author of The Mermaid Boy, a collection of non-fiction stories published in 2015 by Hue & Cry Press.

Nov 15, 2017

Does literature exist on the other, emptier side of the Rimutakas?

In the latest of our occasional series of essays which investigate whether literature exists in the provinces, John Summers looks for clues in Greytown in the Wairarapa.

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Sep 6, 2017

One Night with You: Elvis Down Under

On a Friday at the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, John Summers saw Elvis. Or sixteen of him.

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Jan 17, 2017

Go and play outside: an ode to the joys of tramping

Been outside the house this summer? Actually done one of the Great Walks? John Summers reviews a new book which ponders the nature of the hike, the tramp, the trail.

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Jul 24, 2016

Sunday longread: A road trip, a chihuahua and Antiques Roadshow

Creative non-fiction writer John Summers recalls a road trip to Nelson punctuated by Antiques Roadshow, the cozy, dozy series that knows no end.

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Jan 14, 2016

A working class hero is something to be – Reading John Fogerty’s Memoir

Creedence Clearwater Revival made music 'as contrived as the weather', and the band's guiding light, and disciplined perfectionist, was singer John Forgerty. He looks back on his career in rock in a new memoir.

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Sep 14, 2015

Books: Excerpt – The Mermaid Boy by John Summers

An except from John Summers' fascinating and recently published collection of true stories, The Mermaid Boy (Hue & Cry Press, $30).

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