Kerry Harrison grew up as the youngest of five, in Seatoun, Wellington. Her childhood was spent in the outdoors, swimming, biking, horse-riding and tramping with her mother. She was surrounded by a large, musical and lively extended family. She went to boarding school in New Plymouth. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English, Diplomas in Teaching and Drama and has taught English and Drama for thirty-five years.
Kerry is a graduate of the Master of Creative Writing programme at AUT. She’s had poetry and a number of short stories published in literary magazines, several in Landfall and was a semi-finalist in the Sunday Star Short Story Competition. Kerry was accepted, out of 200 applicants as one of 12 in the first year of Karl Stead and Michael Gifkins Stage 3 English, Creative Writing Course at Auckland University in 1983. Her novel Wahine was published in 2011.
Cloud Ink Press announces the publication of Kerry Harrison's second novel, Hold The Line. Available in May.
Hold The Line is a tale of a family, a love affair and a nation at war. 2021 marks the 40th year anniversary of the contentious Springbok Tour of 1981.