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When I got cranked up again…I saw things more clearly, I probably wrote better and more coldly and my work started to be published.

Shonagh is a short story writer and novelist. She is the author of seven novels and three short story collections. Graeme Lay interviews Shonagh about her life in Devonport, New Plymouth and Auckland, her return to writing at 36 after previously feeling as though she was “banging her head against a brick wall”, winning the Air New Zealand short story competition and her experiences once she committed herself to her craft; writing her wonderful novels and short stories collections. Image credit: Glenda Randerson.

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