Short Stories & Essays

Paula is the author of a number of short stories and personal essays. Here’s information on where you can read or listen to them, with links if they’re available online.

La Rondine

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New Writing Dundee 8, 2015

Women, Talking

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Takahe, 2013

Like a Mexican

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New Zealand Listener, January 2004 (abridged version)

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The AUP Anthology of New Zealand Literature, 2012
Barrelhouse 2, December 2005
A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

Great Long Story

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Ora Nui, 2011
Gutter, 2011

Mon Desir

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Harvard Review 35, Winter 2008/09
Landfall 204, Otago University Press, Spring 2002
 A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, November 2010

Red Christmas

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Witness 21, Winter 2007/08
Best New Zealand Fiction Vol. III ed. Fiona Farrell, Random House, 2007
A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, December 2010

Interesting Tension: Observations from the Literary Brothel (essay)

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The Lumière Reader, 2007

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Landfall 208, 2004

Rangatira

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Get on the Waka! Best Recent Maori Fiction, ed. Witi Ihimaera, Reed, 2007
Best New Zealand Stories Vol. II, ed. Fiona Kidman, Random House, 2005 (read a review here)
Landfall 208, Otago University Press, Spring 2004
A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

The Argyle

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New Zealand Listener, April 2005 (abridged version)

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A version of this story appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, November 2010

Bright

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Hayden’s Ferry Review, Winter 2000/2001
A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Iowa Public Radio, USA, March 2004
Radio New Zealand, October 2001 and November 2010

The Party

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Metro magazine, February 2003
A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

Many Mansions

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Huia Short Stories 4: Contemporary Maori Writing, Huia Publishers, 2001
A version of this story also appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, November 2010

Testing

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A version of this story appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, November 2010

Lonelyville

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A version of this story appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, November 2010

The City God

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A version of this story appears in the collection Forbidden Cities (2008)

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Radio New Zealand, November 2010

Geraniums

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Huia Short Stories 4: Contemporary Maori Writing, Huia Publishers, 2001

Douglas Street

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Huia Short Stories 4: Contemporary Maori Writing, Huia Publishers, 2001

Heroics

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JAAM 14, Spring 2000