Category: New Zealand

Oh My Canada

Twenty years ago, Antony Millen moved to New Zealand from Nova Scotia with his wife and children, where the small town of Taumarunui has been their home. Millen has taught at two schools, starting at St Patrick’s Primary School and […]

Old Coach Road

Holy NZ!

Antony Millen’s novel, Redeeming Brother Murrihy (2013) combines The Innocent Traveller with The Heart of Darkness, sending a resentful narrator on a road trip, a quest, that culminates on the Whanganui River in New Zealand. The rain forces the narrator […]

Books, prizes and survey

Half of voters who did the survey were against, and half minus one were in favour of Catton’s novel being in competition for the GG’s Lit Award. There you go. It you are born in Canada but don’t live here, […]

Eleanor Catton

Trans-national Literature

  There are times when Canadian Writers Abroad seems quaint. Do people stay at home most of their lives and then undergo a great upheaval by moving abroad? This is the age of travel. In Canada and in London, England, […]

Parry, Ponga and Pōhutukawa

“As if there aren’t enough horrors right here on earth to turn any man’s hair white without bringing in some unknowns from outer space.”  -Simon on UFOs,  Man & Other Natural Disasters Nerys Parry’s debut novel, Man & Other Natural […]