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Picnic Virgin: New Writers

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published January 28th 1999 by Victoria University Press
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Stephen Barker
Published in 1999, so it's interesting to see who's doing what now. Some good ones and some downright odd. Biggest disappointment was that there isn't a story by Emily Perkins in the collection, given that she is one of the leading NZ contemporary writers, and has stood the test of time.
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Emily Perkins is a writer of contemporary fiction, and the success of her first collection of stories, not her real name and other stories, established her early on as an important writer of her generation. Perkins has written novels, as well as short fiction, and her writing has won and been shortlisted for a number of significant awards and prizes. She was the 2006 Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellow ...more
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