Richard Von Sturmer

Richard Von Sturmer is a writer, performer, and film-maker. His written work has appeared in many anthologies and literary journals, including Landfall, Sport, and the NZ Listener. Five collections of his writing have been published including We Xerox Your Zebras (Modern House, 1988) and On the Eve of Never Departing (Titus Books, 2009). He is also well-known for having written the lyrics to Blam Blam Blam’s ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand”, which has become our alternate national anthem. Richard was born in Devonport in 1957.

Mar 7, 2019

Book of the week: Carl Shuker's masterful novel about a medical emergency

Richard von Sturmer reviews the new novel by Wellington author Carl Shuker - a tense, razor-sharp story of a surgeon who makes a fatal mistake.

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Mar 20, 2017

The Monday Excerpt: A memoir by the amazing Richard Von Sturmer

He painted himself blue and performed naked with The Plague, wrote "There is no Depression in New Zealand", and is now a tender memoirist: an excerpt from the new book by the legendary Richard Von Sturmer.

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