Join author and editor Paula Morris and some of her fellow contributors as we celebrate the Whakatū Nelson launch of this essential new anthology of our best Māori short fiction.
Hiwa: Contemporary Māori Short Stories is a vibrant, essential collection of contemporary Māori short stories, featuring twenty-seven writers working in English or te reo Māori, edited by Paula Morris and Darryn Joseph.
The writers range from famous names and award winners – Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Whiti Hereaka, Becky Manawatu, Zeb Nicklin – to emerging voices like Shelley Burne-Field, Jack Remiel Cottrell, Anthony Lapwood and Colleen Maria Lenihan.
A number of Hiwa contributors will be appearing as part of this year's Pukapuka Talks programme and will join the celebration: Witi Ihimaera, Colleen Maria Lenihan and Airana Ngarewa, as well as the wonderful Becky Manawatu.
A showcase of contemporary talent, Hiwa includes biographical introductions for each writer’s work, and explores the range of styles and subjects in the flourishing world of Māori fiction.
Named for Hiwa-i-te-rangi, the ninth star of Matariki, signifying vigorous growth and dreams of the year ahead, this anthology reveals the flourishing world of Māori writing today, in Aotearoa and beyond.
All pukapuka will be for sale through our Festival bookstore Paper Plus Nelson, both at their shop and at their stall at Pukapuka Talks sessions - your opportunity to meet authors and get your books signed! You can also purchase books from Paper Plus online.