BWB Texts: Writers’ Lives

Bridget Williams Books

Award-winning New Zealand writers Martin Edmond, Maurice Gee, Kirsty Gunn and Owen Marshall explore life and memory in this bundle of BWB Texts.

These four works are combined into one easy-to-read e-book, available direct and DRM-free from our website or from international e-book retailers.

Martin Edmond’s Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attempts to re-inhabit the lost domain of childhood.

Widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest fiction writers, Maurice Gee has written virtually no non-fiction. The exceptions are the two exquisite childhood reminiscences combined in a mini-memoir, Creeks and Kitchens.

In this exquisitely written ‘notebook’ – ‘My Katherine Mansfield Project’ – Kirsty Gunn explores the meaning of ‘home’ in Thorndon.

Owen Marshall reflects at length on his writing career and the forces that have shaped him as a writer, in Tunes for Bears to Dance To.

What are BWB Texts?

BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Commissioned as short digital-first works, BWB Texts unlock diverse stories, insights and analysis from the best of our past, present and future New Zealand writing.

Available in ebook format from booksellers and using the ‘buy’ button on the left. In addition to major retailers, the ebook is available direct (select 'Bridget Williams Books' on the pop-up menu) in formats to suit all reading devices. Purchasing the ebook direct will provide you with access via email to a bundle of DRM-free files. Please contact us at support@bwb.co.nz for assistance.

$12.99