26 Jan 2019

Donna Rutherford - Award-winning story draws on Celtic folklore

From Saturday Morning, 9:43 am on 26 January 2019

Dunedin writer Donna Rutherford, who published her debut novel, Skylark, under the name Ruthie Morgan, has teamed up with local artist Tyler Kennedy Stent to produce her latest project, Moireach. It's the story of a young girl with Asperger Syndrome who is dealing with the death of her mother through her belief in a world of Celtic folklore and fantasy. Moireach won the Irish Imbas Short Story Award 2017 and has now been published as a book with illustrations by Stent - who painted Dunedin's murals of Ed Sheeran and Ralph Hotere. The book is launched January 26 at The Artist's Room in Dunedin, which is also holding an exhibition of the illustrations. Moireach will be available in Dunedin bookshops and by messaging Rutherford via the Facebook page.