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Peter Hawes worked for many years in television as a researcher, journalist, writer, presenter and director. He has written many critically acclaimed plays and children’s books, as well as seven works of adult fiction, the first of which was a bestselling novel written in Spanish. Known for his humour and irreverence, his work is also moving, insightful and thought-provoking, as well as utterly unique. ‘Hawes emerges as perhaps New Zealand’s foremost current exponent of the comedy of ideas.’ — The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

Books by Peter Hawes

The Dream of Nikau Jam

Bursting with verbal dexterity and laugh-out-loud humour, this novel also shows compassion and warm affection for the West Coast landscape and people.

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Pigeon Post

A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand.

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Royce, Royce, the People's Choice

A hilarious love story about a teenager and a fish.

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