Tag: Peter Hooper

A memoir by Steve Braunias: part 4 of our week-long series on Greymouth writer Peter Hooper

All week this week we look at the life and writing of Greymouth novelist and poet Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: a West Coast memoir by Steve Braunias.

‘I wanted to tell him that I loved him but could not’: Part 3 in our week-long series on Greymouth writer Peter Hooper

All week this week we revisit the life and writing of Greymouth author Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: an excerpt from Hooper's 1990 book Shade of the Mugumo Tree, a tender account of his journey to Kenya, to visit Julius Kitivi, whom he sponsored through the Save the Children Fund.

A memoir by Brian Turner: part 2 in our week-long series on Greymouth writer Peter Hooper

All week this week we look at the life and writing of Greymouth writer and conservationist Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: a memoir by Hooper's longtime friend and editor Brian Turner, taken from his speech at the launch in the weekend of Pat White's biography.

A stranger in a strange land: Part 1 in our week-long series on Greymouth writer Peter Hooper

All week this week we look at the life and writing of Peter Hooper (1919-91), a Greymouth author who won the national book award in 1986 for a profound, exciting novel set on the West Coast after an apocalypse. He's now largely forgotten in New Zealand letters - but a new biography provides a vivid reminder of Hooper's talents and achievement.