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Lit: stories from home


We are so excited to talk about this new short story collection - it has been a real passion project from the OneTree House team, from concept to design to seeing it into the world! Lit: stories from home contains 16 short stories from home-grown literary heroes, established contemporary authors, and award-winning emerging writers. It explores identity, activism, coming-of-age, society, and family from the Aotearoa New Zealand perspective. Including:

Foreword by Mandy Hager

Baby Doll by Gina Cole

Fitu by Lani Wendt Young

Out of Zone by Rajorshi Chakraborti

Tent on the Home Ground by Witi Ihimaera

The Queen’s chain by Anahera Gildea

The Lake and the River by Elsie Locke

Effigies of Family Christmas by Owen Marshall

Free as a bird by David Hill

The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield

Letters from Whetu by Patricia Grace

A Good Boy by Frank Sargeson

Days of Our Lives by J.P. Pomare

the names in the garden by Tracey Slaughter

Nineteen Seconds by Russell Boey

Atul by Nithya Narayanan

Gutting by Ting J. Yiu


Available now online and in stores in paperback, or ebook here on our site or at meBooks and Amazon. For a taster, read the Foreword by Mandy Hager, the introduction by editor Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod and the bios of contributors in this sample booklet.

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