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Thalia Henry

Thalia Henry

Thalia Henry lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Inspired by the landscapes of the rugged South Island high country, where she spent time as a teenager learning to glide with her late father, Terry, Beneath Pale Water is her debut novel. Beneath Pale Water was awarded a gold award in the 2019 IPPY competition - Australia/New Zealand Best Regional Fiction category.

Thalia's recent publications include a short story, Nigella(2024), in the Botanical Short Stories collection by The History Press, UK; a narrative poem in More than a Roof (2023), an anthology by Landing Press, described as an eclectic story about home, and a reflection about freedom in the Cloud Ink Press Covid-10 themed anthology, Fresh Ink: A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa (2021). Thalia has contributed to various other publications.

Currently, Thalia is writing her second novel manuscript, Sorry Rocks, set against the backdrop of Te Henga (Bethells Beach) and the Northern Territory of Australia.

Published by Cloud Ink Press

Media & Reviews

"Powerfully evokes the landscapes and seasons of inland Otago."

Owen Marshall

"Lucid and springy dialogue."

David Hill / New Zealand Listener

"The strangest thing I've read for quite some time. The most original thing I've read for quite some time."

Louise O'Brian / Radio New Zealand nine to noon

"There's a threatened sort of tension that builds and builds."

Ruth Todd / Plains FM

"A story which invokes feelings of suspense and anticipation by focusing on the mental and emotional instability of its characters." (...) "A gripping read."

Shelley Chappell / Takahē Magazine

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