John Summers’ new book The Mermaid Boy is published by Hue & Cry Press and will be released on May 7.
You can pre-order it here
And you should because it is an extremely exciting new work and a damn good read.
The Wellington launch is 6pm on May 7 at Unity Books.
John’s work has appeared in a wide range of publications. Along with Hue & Cry Journal these include Turbine, NZ Listener, NZ Herald, and JAAM, and forthcoming in Sport. Summers is a co-founder of and regular contributor to Up Country, an online journal for creative non-fiction about the outdoors, and he has a Masters (with distinction) from the University of Canterbury.
John and I talked about Ronald Hugh Morrieson’s book The Scarecrow, which we both love. I think it might be the first book written in Aotearoa we’ve done on the podcast.
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Episode 15: Pip Adam talks with John Summers about The Scarecrow by Ronald Hugh Morrieson
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