BWB Texts: Set One
Paul Callaghan, Maurice Gee, Kathleen Jones, Rebecca Macfie
A bundle of the first four BWB Texts by Paul Callaghan, Maurice Gee, Kathleen Jones and Rebecca Macfie.
Paul Callaghan: Luminous Moments by Paul Callaghan.
A moving selection of Sir Paul Callaghan’s writing, offering eloquent narratives that will endure in this country’s literature. Published on the first anniversary of Sir Paul’s death, with a foreword by Catherine Callaghan, to celebrate the life of a remarkable New Zealander.
Creeks and Kitchens: A Childhood Memoir by Maurice Gee.
Widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest fiction writers, Maurice Gee has written virtually no non-fiction. The exceptions are the two exquisite childhood reminiscences combined here into a memoir in this BWB Text.
‘I think … I am going to die.’: Katherine Mansfield at Fontainebleau by Kathleen Jones.
This stunning chapter from Kathleen Jones’s biography ‘Katherine Mansfield: The Story-teller’ (2010) describes Mansfield’s last days and death at chateau near Paris, the centre of a spiritual movement led by the mysterious Russian philosopher-mystic Georges Gurdjieff.
Report from Christchurch by Rebecca Macfie.
Written over a period of two years, Rebecca Macfie’s searing account of the Christchurch earthquakes traces the city’s struggle to recover from the disaster and plan for the future. Published in association with the New Zealand Listener.