Witi Ihimaera: His Best Stories

Author(s): Witi Ihimaera

NZ Fiction

In this definitive collection by one of New Zealand's best-loved authors, Witi Ihimaera offers his personal choice of twenty-four stories from throughout his illustrious career. The pieces span more than thirty-five years - since his first collection, Pounamu Pounamu(1972), was published - and showcase the range, originality and humanity of this truly amazing writer. 'Ihimaera is an inspired voice' - David Eggleton, Metro 'One of our most important and influential writers . . . his subject matter, as much as his distinctive lyrical writing style, demand's attention.' - Eleanor Black, Weekend Herald


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Witi Ihimaera was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, in 1944. He was a pioneer of Maori writing in English: the short-story collection Pounamu Pounamu (1972) was followed by Tangi (1973), the first novel by a Maori. He is a hard-working writer and editor, and his works include novels, short-story collections, children's books, plays and numerous anthologies. His book The Whale Rider has been made into a successful international film, which won the Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award in 2002. Ihimaera is professor of English at the University of Auckland, teaching creative writing and indigenous literature.

General Fields

  • : 9780143010906
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Raupo
  • : June 2009
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Witi Ihimaera
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprinted edition
  • : 823.2
  • : 224