At the age of seven Dorothy Forrest moved with her odd family from New York City to Auckland. The story of the rest of her life, from award-winning New Zealand novelist Emily Perkins is an extraordinary narrative of individuality, community and self. “A strikingly original storyteller,” says Joseph O’Connor. She talks to Anton Enus.
Supported by the New Zealand Book Council.
Emily Perkins (International)
Emily Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, a collection of short stories, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the novels Leave Before You Go, The New Girl and Novel About My Wife, winner of the Believer Award. Her latest novel is The Forrests. Emily lives in New Zealand.
Anton Enus is a broadcast journalist and presenter of SBS’s World News Australia bulletins. His career began at SABC, South Africa’s national broadcaster, where he was part of the team that covered the country’s historic return to democracy in 1994 and filed stories from Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Anton also spent seven years as contributor to CNN World Report and won Best International Report for his story marking the 25th anniversary of Christiaan Barnard’s pioneering heart transplant.