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Ted Dawe
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Ted Dawe, who has had a long career as a teacher, stunned readers with his impressive first novel, Thunder Road – winner of the Best First Book Award and Senior Fiction category of the coveted
New Zealand Post Childrens and Young Adults Book Awards. His subsequent YA novel K Road was published to warm reviews.

Into the River won the supreme Margaret Mahy book of the year award at the 2013 NZ Post Children's Book Awards.

Ted lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where he teaches English to foreign students.

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Ted Dawe on Into The River, writing and inspirations

 Ted Dawe speaks with us about self-publication, inspiration, vindication, and the writing of Into The River, winner of the 2013 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Margaret Mahy Book of the Year.