From race and religion to science fiction, this book of literary criticism breaks down the components of contemporary young adult literature in New Zealand to determine what sets it apart from the rest of the world. Authors discussed include Bernard Beckett, Kate De Goldi, Tessa Duder, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace, Karen Healey, Witi Ihimaera, Elizabeth Knox, Jack Lasenby, and Margaret Mahy.
About the Author
Anna Jackson is a lecturer in English at Victoria University of Wellington and a former writer-in-residence at the University of Waikato. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Long Road to Teatime and The Pastoral Kitchen. Geoffrey Miles is a senior lecturer in the school of English, film, theater, and media studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Constant Romans and the editor of Classical Mythology in English Literature. Harry Ricketts is a published poet, an editor for BBC Press, and the author of Rudyard Kipling: A Life. Tatjana Schaefer is a teaching fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. Kathryn Walls is a professor of English at Victoria University of Wellington.