Atmospheric, haunting and prescient, Irish no. 1 bestselling author Sinéad Gleeson’s debut novel Hagstone follows an artist on a wild and rugged island and explores the darker side of human nature, and the mysteries of faith and the natural world.

Kataraina, the much-awaited sequel to Becky Manawatu’s (Ngāi Tahu) Auē – which took the Aotearoa New Zealand literary world by storm, winning the 2020 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize, the MitoQ Best First Book Award and the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel – describes the ghosts living on the whenua and the physical environment of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Jenna Todd (Kāi Tahu) joins them to discuss their powerful new novels, and the landscapes in which each are deeply rooted.

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Last updated: 12 March 2024