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Photo of Queenstown by Kinho Pizzato used under a Creative Commons license.

Marion McLeod & Bill Manhire, eds., Some Other Country (Bridget Williams Books, 1997).
An anthology of short stories from New Zealand. The earliest story here is “At the Bay,” by Katherine Mansfield (1922), and other well-known authors here include Janet Frame and Frank Sargeson, but the collection is weighted to more recent stories. Maori authors here include Witi Ihimaera, Janet Frame and Keri Hulme (and of course there’s no shortage of Pākehā authors).

This book has little internet presence, alas. Here’s a list of New Zealand short story writers from the Christchurch City Libraries. Here is a long profile of Katherine Mansfield. Alan K. Grant says there are only six kinds of New Zealand short stories. Despite its name, this YouTube clip doesn’t have anything to do with the book.

Buy it at Amazon.com.

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