3 Feb 2024

Patricia Grace: Bird Child

From Saturday Morning, 9:05 am on 3 February 2024

Photo: Penguin

Patricia Grace is one of Aotearoa's most celebrated Maori fiction authors.

She won the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction for Potiki in 1987, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2001 with Dogside Story.

She has a new collection of short stories, Bird Child and Other Stories, which spans mythology and contemporary Māori life and reimagines ancient tales.

The cover art is courtesy of granddaughter Miriama Grace-Smith.