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It’s 1981 and New Zealand is about to host the Springboks from apartheid South Africa for a national rugby tour. The well-supported protest movement pitches against a nation of die-hard rugby supporters. Despite growing public protest, the Government and Rugby Union are adamant the tour will proceed...
Hold the Line
Kerry Harrison is Auckland-based, and grew up in Wellington. Kerry is a graduate of the Masters of Creative Writing programme at AUT and has taught English and Drama for many years.
Kerry was accepted, out of 200 applicants as one of 12 in the first year of Karl Stead and Michael Gifkins Stage 3 English, Creative Writing Course at Auckland University in 1983.
Kerry has had poetry and a number of short stories published in literary magazines, including Landfall and has been a semi-finalist in the Sunday Star Short Story Competition.
Kerry's novel, Wahine was published in 2011.
Married to Bill Newson, she has three children and two grandchildren, her interests are gardening, writing, swimming, politics and the environment.
Kerry was a protestor during the 1981 Springbok Tour and, like most New Zealanders at the time, had friends on both sides. In researching for the novel, she realised the lasting impact the Tour had on New Zealand society and the awareness of injustice.
by kerry harrison