Editing this first issue of 2016 has been an absolute delight.
As well as travelling vicariously to Toronto, we are treated to contributions from some wonderful Dunedin writers. We meet Ruthie Morgan and her highly-praised first novel, Skylark; get a glimpse of Darrin Wedlock's fond tale of his mother's childhood, Sandra's Flying Elephants of Belfast; and enjoy Liz Breslin's moving tribute to Dunedin poet, Larry Matthews. There's also news of Rachel Stedman's intriguing free book project, Upon a Time; a snippet from Ian Dougherty's must-read history of Hillside, More Than Just A Place of Work; and an excerpt from Beatrice Hale's ripping yarn for kids, Ice Escape. Plus an interview with Jane Woodham and reviews of Charlotte Grimshaw's Starlight Peninsula, Ted Dawe's Into the River, and Bill Clegg's Did You Ever Have a Family. Plenty of scope if you're on the lookout your next great read!
Kay Mercer, Editor