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Vincent O'Sullivan

And where is home for Kirsty Gunn – London where she lives? Dundee where she teaches? Wellington where she was brought up? Or is home to be found in the pages of her stories?

This session follows her book Thorndon by diving into the way these questions are tangled up with her own love of Mansfield’s writing. She and fellow Mansfield-addict, Vincent O’Sullivan, start to unravel some of the threads in their conversation today.

Vincent O’Sullivan is currently poet laureate and his many awards include the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement. He taught at Victoria University and now lives in Dunedin.

Kirsty Gunn & Vincent O'Sullivan