The Clockwork of Gods
The debut novel from one of Huia Publishers’ Te Papa Tupu mentees, Eru Hart. The Clockwork of Gods follows the narrator from childhood through to adulthood, giving the reader a view into snapshots of his life and how each of these events – or non-events – shaped who he became. From late-night telly watching while the adults are asleep to grown-up struggles with unemployment and depression, Eru’s storytelling technique will grab the reader immediately, not wanting the quirky, sometimes dark-humoured, narrative to end.
Eru J Hart is a 35 year old writer in Wellington currently teaching English at Wellington High School while he completes his Masters. He has been a published finalist four times in the Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers and won the Short Story in English category in 2005. These awards opened many opportunities for Eru including having work broadcast on National Radio. He has completed Creative Writing Papers at the Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. Eru’s entire writing career hinged on the moment he submitted a short story about a cup of Milo at his Nanny’s. He now prefers black coffee.