About the book

A new edition of the short stories from the father of modern New Zealand writing, which includes 13 stories appearing in for the first time in Sargeson collections.

Frank Sargeson (1903 - 1982) was the mentor to many of our past and current writers, including Janet Frame, C.K. Stead, and Kevin Ireland. The annual Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship continues this tradition. Among those to benefit were Michael King, Steve Braunias, Emily Perkins, Charlotte Grimshaw and others.

'A must have collection for anyone interested in New Zealand literature.' Emily Perkins

About the author

JANET WILSON knew Frank Sargeson from when she was a very small child. Her father, short story writer Phillip Wilson, was one of the 'sons of Sargeson', writers he mentored and particularly enjoyed. Now a professor of postcolonial writing at Northampton University in the United Kingdom, Janet Wilson brings her special insights as well as her particular literary interests to her Introduction to Frank Sargeson's Stories.



A definitive new collection of Sargeson's short stories, the man who introduced the speech of ordinary New Zealanders to our literature and took it to the international stage.

introduction by Janet Wilson