29 Sep 2019

Frankie McMillan and the Father of Octopus Wrestling

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 29 September 2019

Just weeks after launching her fifth collection of prose poetry and short fiction, Frankie McMillan heard she'd won a fellowship that will help her finish her next book. It's going to be a novella set in a New Zealand church-run children's home, looking at the lives of both the children and staff. The New Zealand Society of Authors' Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship has come at the perfect time for the busy Christchurch writer, whose made her name as a 'maestro of flash fiction'. Lynn Freeman talked with Frankie McMillan about her latest collection with the intriguing name he Father of Octopus Wrestling. The Father of Octopus Wrestling by Frankie McMillan is published by Canterbury University Press with support from Creative New Zealand.