Shining Land - Looking for Robin Hyde

Author(s): Paula Morris; Haru Sameshima

Literature | 2021 Ockham NZ Book Awards long list | Photography


Shining Land brings together award-winning novelist Paula Morris and distinguished photographer Haru Sameshima. It is the second in the kōrero series of picture books edited by Lloyd Jones, written and made for grown-ups, and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way.

In Shining Land Morris and Sameshima focus on the New Zealand journalist, poet, fiction writer and war correspondent Robin Hyde, exploring three locations important to her difficult life and ground-breaking work. This beautifully considered small book richly rewards the reader and stretches the notion of what the book can do.

"We set off for some of the small places Hyde lived, wondering how they managed to contain her. Everything is smaller in the past. Hyde bursts from it, vivid and roaring, all the time wanting too much, too wild inside. I try to douse my own wildfires. Hers I fear and pity and admire, watching them there, in the distance, burning out of control."



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Longlisted for the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021

General Fields

  • : 9780995131828
  • : Massey University Press
  • : Massey University Press
  • : November 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paula Morris; Haru Sameshima
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 96
  • : DS