The Magus and His Protégés

“Do creative writing courses work? Judge for yourselves.” The Guardian’s literary gossip column reports on the findings of a recent NZ Listener poll naming the country’s top 10 authors under 40. Six of them – Catherine Chidgey, Tim Corballis, Kate Duignan, Paula Morris, Emma Neale, and Emily Perkins – are graduates of Bill Manhire’s productive creative writing programme at Victoria University. Damien Wilkins, Chad Taylor, Charlotte Grimshaw and Craig Marriner completed the talented ten.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…