Tracey Slaughter's fiction has won numerous awards, including the international Bridport Prize 2014, a 2007 NZ Book Month Award, and BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards in 2004 and 2001. She won the 2015 Landfall Essay Competition and was the recipient of the 2010 Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary. She lives in New Zealand and teaches creative writing at Waikato University, where she edits the literary journal Mayhem.
DELETED SCENES FOR LOVERS
Victoria University Press
"The knowledge of everyone they’re about to hurt is not an element easy to breathe in. They’re the lovers. You can blame them now, if you want to. That’s your choice: this is the director’s cut."
Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives—tragic, comic, rich.
HER BODY RISES
'I cut my son's hair and it falls like wheat.' Memories of acutely illuminated moments permeate these stories and poems, moments redolent with feeling that unfold into experiences of loss and learning.