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Bonnie Etherington
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Bonnie Etherington

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Bonnie Etherington was born in Nelson, New Zealand, but spent most of her childhood in West Papua and her experiences there inspired her first novel. Currently, she lives with her husband and cat in Chicago, where she is working towards a PhD at Northwestern University, focusing on tropical ecologies in South East Asian and Oceania literatures. She was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2016, and has had poetry, short fiction, and travel writing published in literary magazines and anthologies in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Malaysia. She was shortlisted for the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award in 2013, and named AA Directions’ New Travel Writer of the Year in 2011.

Books by Bonnie Etherington

The Earth Cries Out

'This is a substantial and evocative work' - Otago Daily Times

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Awards & recognition

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Longlisted  •  2018  •  Acorn Prize

Saroyan Prize

Shortlisted  •  2018  •  Saroyan Prize

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Short story club – 20 April

Read the story being discussed onJesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 20 April 2017