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Thalia Henry is the author of the novel Beneath Pale Water, her Masters of Creative Writing thesis and a work that comes out of a play Powdered Milk which she wrote in 2008 and presented at the Dunedin Write Out Loud Festival. 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 2018 IPPY competition - Australia/New Zealand Best Regional Fiction category. Thalia's short story Broken Radio features in the Cloud Ink Press Anthology, Fresh Ink A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa 2017.


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

Owen Marshall

"Lucid and springy dialogue."

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

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

"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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