Author(s): Fiona Farrell
This popular series continues with a new editor, Fiona Farrell, who has scoured the country and beyond for a sampling of the best stories being written by our writers today. She has selected a variety of voices and styles, with vivid images as diverse as a giant turtle burying its eggs in the sand, children rummaging through piles of kerbside inorganic rubbish and an eel landing on a crisp, white shirt. There are moments of tenderness and revelation, humour and insight, each story reverberating beyond the confines of the page, staying with the reader long after its end. Contributors: Michelle Arathimos, Sandra Arnold, Ben Brown, David Eggleton, Charlotte Grimshaw, Eirlys Hunter, Witi Ihimaera, Stephanie Johnson, Tim Jones, Fiona Kidman, Sue McCauley, Paula Morris, Carl Nixon, Julian Novitz, Sue Orr, Sarah Quigley, Duncan Sarkies, Tracey Slaughter, C. K. Stead, Judith White First published October 2007.
Fiona Farrell was born in Oamaru and educated in Otago and Toronto. To date she has published three books of poetry, two collections of short stories and five other novels. Her novel The Skinny Louie Book won the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction in 1992, and two others were shortlisted for the Montana Book Awards and she has won many other prizes, including the Bruce Mason Award for Playwrights and the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton.