Thorndon: Wellington and Home: My Katherine Mansfield Project

Bridget Williams Books
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In this exquisitely written ‘notebook’, Kirsty Gunn explores the meaning of home. Returning to the city of her birth after an absence of thirty years, Gunn’s exploration quickly takes on new forms, developing into a ‘Katherine Mansfield Project’.

Zig-zagging across Thorndon streets, Wellington hills and New Zealand childhoods, Gunn’s project charts a terrain of emotional attachment and the source of potent imaginative forces. A wonderfully connective work from the winner of the 2013 New Zealand Post Book of the Year.

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About the author

Kirsty Gunn is the author of seven works of fiction including a collection of short stories and a compendium of poetry, essays and fragments, and is published in the UK by Faber and Faber and in over twelve countries and languages throughout the world.

Her most recent book, The Big Music, was listed for the James Tait Black and IMPAC awards and won The New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2013. The boy and the seawas the 2007 Sundial Scottish Book of the Year and her previous work Featherstone was listed as a New York Times Notable Book and received a Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature.

She has a Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Dundee where she established and directs the programme of Writing Practice and Study. Her new collection of short stories Infidelities is to be published by Faber and Faber later this year. She is married with two daughters and lives in London and Scotland.


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Bridget Williams Books
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Mar 11, 2014
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