You are warmly invited to attend the launch of
The Stories of Bill Manhire
on Thursday 12 November, 6pm–7.30pm
at Unity Books,
57 Willis St, Wellington.
The book will be launched by Damien Wilkins.
Bill will be available to sign copies.
cover illustration, ‘Sleeping Baby’ by Peter Campbell
About The Stories of Bill Manhire
Sheep-shearing galas, Antarctic ponies, human clones, the Queen’s visit to Dunedin, a pounamu decoder, a childhood in the pubs of the South Island, the last days of Robert Louis Stevenson—this is Bill Manhire as backyard inventor, devising stories in which the fabulous and the everyday collide.
THE STORIES OF BILL MANHIRE collects the stories from The New Land: A Picture Book (1990) and those added to South Pacific (1994) and Songs of My Life (1996). In addition there are previously uncollected and unpublished stories, the choose-your-own-adventure novella The Brain of Katherine Mansfield (1988), and the memoir Under the Influence (2003).