Reflecting Nelson at War

Friday 7 November 2014

Local writers had to reach back into history for the recent Nelson at War short story competition.

Held as part of WWI centenary commemorations, the competition was a collaborative effort between Tasman District Libraries, Nelson Public Libraries and Page & Blackmore Booksellers.  

Writers were asked to pen stories about WWI which reflected experiences in the theatre of war, or back in New Zealand, but with a distinct Nelson flavour.

Competition judge, local author Adrienne Frater says all the 10 short-listed stories were well researched and written.

Taking the honours was Unravelling Pa by Kat Bailey, second place went to The Hero by Don Young and third to Day One by Darryl Ware. 

Unravelling Pa will be broadcast on FreshFM late November/early December and published in the December issue of Mudcakes & Roses.

All 10 short-listed stories will be published on the e-book site Overdrive before the end of the year.