His Best Stories
In this definitive collection by one of New Zealand's best-loved authors, Witi Ihimaera offers his personal choice of twenty-four stories from throughout his illustrious career.
The pieces span more than thirty-five years - since his first collection, Pounamu Pounamu (1972), was published - and showcase the range, originality and humanity of this truly amazing writer.
'Ihimaera is an inspired voice'
- David Eggleton, Metro
'One of our most important and influential writers . . . his subject matter, as much as his distinctive lyrical writing style, demand[s] attention.'
- Eleanor Black, Weekend Herald
Writing about the Māori world, both rural and urban, often knocking into the Pākehā status quo, Witi Ihimaera’s writing has always offered a broader view of what New Zealand literature could be – should be – about. But with numerous short stories, novels, libretti, plays, memoirs – well over 20 books, plus many more he has edited or contributed to – where do you begin? Following is a sampling from our Fiction Publisher, Harriet Allan.