Redmer Yska

Writer and historian Redmer Yska has written across a range of subjects including post-war teenagers, Dutch New Zealanders, Wellington and a history of NZ Truth. His latest book A Strange Beautiful Excitement was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Media
Jun 17, 2021

Remembering New Zealand’s gossipiest newspaper

Redmer Yska remembers when the government banished divorce-court gossip from New Zealand's newspapers.

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The Sunday Essay
May 30, 2021

The Sunday Essay: Arthur Conan Doyle's conversations with the dead, New Zealand, 1920

Having killed off Sherlock Holmes, the author focused on the spirit world. In Christchurch, he met a psychic dog.

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