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Homegrown Books: Fresh Ink, 2019

Updated: Dec 5, 2020



Fresh Ink, 2019 is a collection of voices from Aotearoa New Zealand, published by Cloud Ink Press.


The collection was collated by New Zealand novelist and short story writer, James George.


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“The phone calls – so many phone calls – they were like clarion calls across the miles, over the water and upland valleys, and into the beating heart of the house.”

~ Lorraine Marson

“I give up waiting for the rain to ease, finish off my third pint, stand carefully and edge out through the narrow pair of pub doors. Gingerly. The heavy hinge springs try to push me off the crutches, and its slippery now as the rain has blown in onto the tiled steps.”

~ Dave Moore

“When the doorbell rang, Anne jumped, knocking her leg against the coffee table. She leant forward and rubbed her shin, glad it was too dark for her to see the veins and splotches that seemed to be spreading over her thinned and greying skin like mould.”

~ Olivia Spooner

From the historical to the fantastical, the real to the surreal, Fresh Ink 2019 is an exciting anthology of New Zealand fiction, poetry, and artwork, presenting the various voices and styles of New Zealand writing at its best – exhibiting work from established and award-winning authors as well as some lively ‘fresh ink’ from previously unpublished literary voices.

A perfect gift for Christmas!

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Crispin Anderlini, Vivienne Bailey, Manu Berry, Madeleine Child, Wendy Clarke, Jenny Clay, Anne Curran, Hannah Davison, Alexandra Fraser, Katie Furze, Michael Giacon, Peter Graham, J.A. Grierson, Claire Hagan, Jacob Hagan, Sandi Hall, Trisha Hanifin, Kayleen Hazlehurst, Edna Heled, Paul Hewlett, Feby Idrus, Lincoln Jaques, Anna Knox, Clare Marcie, Lorraine Marson, Helen McNeil, Elizabeth McRae, Jacquie McRae, Dave Moore, Denise O’Hagan, Christina O’Reilly, Maris O’Rourke, Nataliya Oryshchuk, Janet Pates, Karen Phillips, Edith Poor, Garth Powell, Kirsty Powell, Vaughan Rapatahana, Gillian Roach, Emma Robinson, Henrica Schieving, Tina Shaw, Olivia Spooner, Andrew Stiggers, Ellie Stiggers, Jessica Thomas, Lee Tupuola-Madsen, Kathryn van Beek, Suzie Watt, Sally Wilkins, M.A. Wilkins, Lisa Williams, Briana Woolliams, and Johnathan Worrall.

Fresh Ink A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand 2019 is available in paperback from local bookshops, the Cloud Ink online shop and Amazon.

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