This major novel merges contemporary headlines with stories of a heartfelt family history.
Patricia Grace is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. She
has published six novels and seven short-story collections, as well
as a number of books for children and non-fiction. Among numerous
awards, she won the Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards in 1986 for
the much-loved Potiki, which also won the New Zealand
Fiction Award in 1987. She was longlisted for the Booker Prize in
2001 with Dogside Story, which won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim
Fiction Prize. Tu won the 2005 Montana New Zealand Book
Awards Fiction Prize and the Deutz Medal for Fiction and Poetry.
Her children's story The Kuia and the Spider won the
Children's Picture Book of the Year and she has also won the New
Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults Te Kura Pounamu
Award. Patricia was born in Wellington and lives in Plimmerton on
ancestral land, in close proximity to her home marae at Hongoeka
Novels by Patricia Grace- Mutuwhenua- The Moon Sleeps, Potiki, Cousins, Baby No-eyes, Dogside Story, Tu, Chappy. Short story collections- Waiariki, The Dream Sleepers and Other Stories, Electric City and Other Stories, Selected Stories, Collected Stories, The Sky People, Small Holes in the Silence. Books for children- The Kuia and the Spider/Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere, Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street/Te Tuna Watakirihi me Nga Tamariki o te Tiriti o Toa, The Trolley, Areta and the Kahawai, Maraea and the Albatrosses, Haka/Whiti te Ra!. Non-fiction- Wahine Toa, Ned & Katina- a True Love Story.