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Maxine Alterio
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Maxine Alterio

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Maxine Alterio is a novelist, short story writer and academic mentor. She graduated from the University of Otago with a Master of Arts in Education and from Victoria University of Wellington with a PhD in Creative Writing. In 2010 she received an Ako Aotearoa Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching award. Her first novel, Ribbons of Grace, shortlisted for the 2008 Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award, topped the national bestsellers list for several months. Maxine won the Seresin Landfall/Otago University Press Residency in 2013.

Books by Maxine Alterio

Ribbons of Grace

A gripping story of love and deception on the Otago Gold Fields of nineteenth-century New Zealand.

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The Gulf Between

A journey back into the past, to the other side of the world . . .

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Lives We Leave Behind

In 1915, Addie Harrington and Meg Dutton travel to the field hospitals of the First World War as nurses with the New Zealand army.
A powerful story of friendship, love and the legacies of war. 

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The Gulf Between - book club guide

NZ author Maxine Alterio shares with us her love for book clubs plus questions you can use with your friends and family when you read her new novel, The Gulf Between.