New Zealand New Writing 2013
A5, pbk, 280 pages,
ISSN 0113-7890 (print)
ISSN 2324-4720 (online)
Publisher: Fergus Barrowman
Publication: 14 June 2013
From Pip Adam to Ashleigh Young, two-thirds fiction by page count and three-quarters poetry by writer, and with the focus firmly on emerging talent, Sport 41 is a superb overview of current New Zealand writing.
Edited and published by Fergus Barrowman
RRP NZ$30.00 and available from good bookshops or directly from Sport
Introductory note by Geoff Cochrane
Published by Thumbprint Press in association with Sport
210x128mm, pbk with flaps, 64 pages, RRP NZ$20
Gerald Melling was an architect and writer. Born in Liverpool, England, in 1943, he travelled widely before settling in Wellington. His poems appeared in Landfall, Islands, Sport, Takahe, the Listener and elsewhere. The Skybox, a house he designed and built for himself in Egmont St., continues to enjoy a remarkable popularity. Gerald began to write the poems collected in this book when he was diagnosed with cancer in late October 2012. He died in December.
The publication of Sport is supported by a grant from Creative New Zealand.