Peter Farrell:  New Zealand Writer

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(Petone Publishing)

My book the The Lie That Settles was launched at Unity Books Wellington,New Zealand on 19 September 2013. It was selected for inclusion in the Auckland Writers Festival 17/18 May 2014.The first edition was published through Oceanbooks. The second digital edition is published by our own publishing group Petone Publishing

This website is designed to give you some idea of the writer behind the memoir and the challenges of getting a book published in a difficult market.

I studied creative writing with Fiona Kidman before gaining an advanced diploma in applied arts (creative writing) from Whitireia Community Polytechnic. I am also a graduate of the Massey University Life Writing Course. I have contributed to a number of short story anthologies and journals, including The Magpie Stole My Heart, and have had work accepted by Radio New Zealand. I have also had short fiction highly commended in a number of competitions, including the Katherine Mansfield Awards.

I hope you enjoy visiting this site. 

Image 1  January 2013 With a completed draft of the book.

Image 2  June 2013 At National Park Station where the New Zealand section of the book starts