Reflections by award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett, author of many books about the sea
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Saturday, October 9, 2010
CRIME IN THE LAND OF THE KIWI AND THE PUKEKO
Craig Sisterson, staunch supporter of New Zealand-written crime fiction, has posted a wonderfully tempting plea on his website, KiwiCrime.
He asks, "Why don't Kiwi readers buy (more) Kiwi crime fiction?" -- and goes on to say that he would love to get your feedback and thoughts on his post. It is quite a commentary in itself, with links to an article he wrote for Book Notes on possible reasons for the historic lack of support for locally-written crime fiction, as well as to excellent recent articles by Mark Broatch and Philip Matthews that elaborate on some of those points.
There are comments aplenty already, from authors as well as readers. Add to them, as you will, but in the meantime, enjoy.