New collection of short stories from award-winning Pacific poet and playwright

A new collection of short stories by Pacific writer, Courtney Sina Meredith, was launched on August 2, ahead of Courtney’s Fall Residency at the International Writing Program, Iowa University from August to November 2016.


Tail of the Taniwha launch at The Golden Dawn


Tails of the Taniwha is Courtney’s latest publication following the release of her stunning work Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick and award-winning play Rushing Dolls.

The daughter of Kim Meredith, who used to write the Milk & Honey poetry column for SPASIFIK, was featured in issue no.57 following the release of Brown Girls


Courtney reads an excerpt from the book


Tail of the Taniwha was launched by award-winning novelist, short story writer and essayist Paula Morris, and builds on the themes and ideas of Courtney’s previous works.

The collection pushes at the boundaries of written storytelling through the use of unusual graphic arrangements and typographic techniques as a narrative device.


In amongst the crowd is Courtney’s beaming mum Kim (with the scarf)


With an underlying Pacific politique, Tail of the Taniwha is an ongoing discussion of the contemporary urban experience and what it means to be culturally sensitive in contrast to the general understandings of mainstream society.

Get your copy: Tail of the Taniwha: A Collection of Short Stories


Price: $30.00 NZD