Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

The work of writer Peter Wells is distinguished by a careful scrutinizing of particular and general histories of Pākeha – New Zealanders. Over the last year he has explored each in moving ways: from his ongoing Facebook diary project documenting his psychological and physical navigation of cancer, to his just published memoir Dear Oliver, in […]

Kim Hill Interviews Peter Wells – Radio NZ

Kim Hill Interviews Peter Wells – Radio NZ

Peter Wells is a fiction and non-fiction writer, and a filmmaker and was recently interview by Kim Hill. His first book, Dangerous Desires, won the Reed Fiction Award, the NZ Book Award, and PEN Best New Book in Prose in 1992. His memoir won the 2002 Montana NZ Book Award for Biography and his 2016 […]

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā History by Peter Wells

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā History by Peter Wells

When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mother’s effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century human diaspora from Britain. His family experienced the war against Te Kooti, the Boer […]


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