- Kirsty Gunn is a New Zealand author whose writing is shaped by her life abroad in the British Isles. This sense of ‘placelessness’ has meant her writing itself becomes a place, and has inspired her particular interest in the form of the novel. She cites the great New Zealand modernist Katherine Mansfield as a key inspiration, and a presiding influence on her work. Kirsty Gunn joins us to discuss her influences and introduce her latest novel, Caroline’s Bikini, a charismatic and playful love story.
‘Kirsty Gunn gives us nothing less than a masterclass in the art of fiction.’ – The Guardian