Forbidden Cities by Paula Morris
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Forbidden Cities
By Paula Morris

Forbidden Cities

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Forbidden Cities by Paula Morris

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009.

Book Description

This story collection by Paula Morris roams the globe and ranges widely in subject matter. From Sunset Boulevard to the beaches of Auckland, from the Bund in Shanghai to the banks of the Danube, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Hammersmith Flyover, from post-Katrina New Orleans to Fire Island ...the stories of Forbidden Cities explore places of escape, transgression, ambition, delusions, and desire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143009146
ISBN-10: 0143009141
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 131mm x 21mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Penguin Books (NZ)
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Paula Morris

Paula Morris, of Ngati Wai and English descent, was born in Auckland. Her first novel, Queen of Beauty (2002), won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction at the 2003 Montana Book Awards. She holds degrees from four universities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has published three other novels, Hibiscus Coast (2005), Trendy But Casual (2007) and Rangatira (2011; winner of the Fiction Award at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards), and the short-story collection Forbidden Cities (2008). She edited The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories (2009) and has published three young adult novels in the United States. Paula has worked in London and New York, first as a publicist and marketing executive in the record business, and later as a branding consultant and advertising copywriter. Since 2003 she's taught creative writing at universities in the US and the UK. She is currently Fiction Writer-in-Residence at the University of Sheffield.

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