March 03, 2015
Rangatira author in line for rich tohu
Ngati Wai writer Paula Morris has made the shortlist for the world’s richest short story prize.
The University of Auckland lecturer is the only writer from the southern hemisphere to make the final six in the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
Her story False River is set in Louisiana, and draws on her experiences 10 years ago in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The winner of the Â£30,000 prize will be announced at a gala dinner at the Stationers’ Hall in London on April 24.
Morris’s novel Rangatira won the fiction categories at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards, and her short story collection, Forbidden Cities, was a regional finalist for the 2009 Commonwealth Prize.
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