Golden weather

About the book

There are more writers and poets to the hectare on the North Shore - and always have been - than in any other part of New Zealand.' Michael King

This collection celebrates the past and the present. Famous names, and others not as well-known, make 'the Shore', that fabled Auckland region, a living, integral character in stories and poems.

For dipping into and for savouring, Golden Weather presents this roll call of writers celebrating the shore.


Authors include:

Stu Bagby, James K Baxter, Allen Curnow, Riemke Ensing, Janet Frame, Maurice Gee, Same Hunt, Robin Hyde, Michael King, Graeme Lay, Bruce Mason, Frank Sargeson, C K Stead, Hone Tuwhare and Sonya Yelich.


About the authors

Graeme Lay, who selected the prose, is a writer, reviewer and editor. He has had many books published, both fiction and non-fiction.

Poetry editor, Jack Ross, teaches English at Massey's Albany campus. His publications include stories as well as poetry.


This collection celebrates the writers on Auckland's North Shore.

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Pages: 234

ISBN: 9780908561957 (Hardcover)

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Hardback price: $39.99

Paperback price: $29.99


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