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The Memory of Love

By Linda Olsson

The Memory of Love
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  • Paperback: Feb 2013,
    240 pages.

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Three New Zealand Authors of Note

The Memory of Love is mainly set in New Zealand where Swedish author Linda Olsson spends half the year. She spends the other half in her native Sweden. Olsson's novels have enjoyed worldwide readership, something, she says that most New Zealand authors rarely experience. There are brilliant New Zealand writers, Olsson says, whom many in the larger English-reading world have not heard of. Here are three to put on your to-read list:

Kerii Hulme Keri Hulme was born in 1947 to Scottish, English and Maori (native inhabitants of New Zealand) parentage, Hulme's only novel The Bone People, won the Man Booker Prize in 1985. As of 2012, she is the only New Zealander to win this coveted prize. The Bone People analyzes the intersection between European and Maori descendents and culture. Hulme practiced law and picked tobacco before becoming a full-time writer and university lecturer.

Janet Frame Janet Frame was born in 1924. She is the author of 11 adult novels and one for younger readers, a poetry ...

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