Room to write

Book cover with an illustration of a red-roofed cottage sitting in green hills. There is a bird flying above the cottageEdited by Linda Burgess and Maggie Rainey-Smith
Translated by Jean Anderson and Myreille Pawliez 


To celebrate 20 years of the Randell Cottage writers residency, the Randell Cottage Writers Trust commissioned Room to write, asking the writers for contributions that spring from the idea of ‘looking back’.

Since 2002, forty writers from France and Aotearoa New Zealand have made a historic cottage on a steep street in Thorndon their home while they write, the bush of Te Ahumairangi behind them and Wellington Harbour in front. All the work is presented in both English and French, with introductory essays by Dame Fiona Kidman and Beverley Randell Price.

With contributions from

Peter WellsNadine RibaultTim CorballisCharles JulietPierre FurlanMichael HarlowDominique MainardRenéeAnnie SaumontBeryl FletcherNicolas KurtovitchWhiti HereakaOlivier BleysJennifer ComptonFariba HachtroudiKirsty GunnYann ApperryPatrick Valdimar WhiteFlorence CadierPeter WalkerVivienne PlumbDenis WelchEstelle NolletTina MakeretiThanh-Van Tran-NhutWiti IhimaeraOwen MarshallDavid FauquembergStephanie JohnsonNicolas FarguesStephen DaisleyJosef SchovanecAmélie Lucas-GaryJames NorcliffeKarin SerresPaddy RichardsonAmaury da CunhaMichalia ArathimosLynn DavidsonRose Lu

Supported by Embassy of France in New Zealand and WellingtonNZ

Available at good book stores including Good Books and Unity Books Wellington.