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Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn believes that fiction is not just an extension of the entertainment industry but can be something altogether more strange and curious. For her, reading and writing is not just looking on from the outside but, as she puts it, ‘going in’.

Her own novels and stories deal with family and landscape and set up a thoughtful relationship with the reader.

I want the process of reading to be so transparent that it almost feels to the reader to be a kind of a dream – something that they are experiencing in their own head.

Check out The Big Music (2013 NZ Post Book of the Year) or her earlier book, Rain (which was made into a feature film) and you can read her brand new set of short stories, Infidelities.

Kirsty was born and brought up in Wellington (see her book Thorndon), and now lives in London and teaches at Dundee University.

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