Book Launch: then the wind came

14 December 2018 6:00pm

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Iona Winter and Steele Roberts Aotearoa invite you to the launch of then the wind came — Iona’s debut collection of stories and poetry.

A startling collection of stories and poems, this book’s bricolage of narratives speak of life as it truly is: complex, traumatic and ultimately celebratory. It confirms Iona Winter as a profound writer, with an original new voice. Siobhan Harvey         

Iona Winter pays attention to the world around her, natural and unnatural, serene and violent. By turns dark, visceral and potent, here is a new voice speaking to us of things unspoken. Tina Makereti

A wonderful new realism, the writing is strong and clear, infused with feeling and shot through with a palpable sense of an expanded natural world. ‘then the wind came’ is a collection that will bring you back to life. Sue Wootton

Sensuous, salt-tinged, stained with blood, ‘then the wind came’ is a reckoning. Winter’s precise language moves the collection towards renewal, and emerges as an act of aroha. Thom Conroy

Athenaeum Library, 23 The Octagon

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