Helen Margaret Waaka, author of Waitapu, is continuing to write about this small fictitious town. Her short story ‘The Apology’ which is included in a new collection from Huia Publishers, explores an event occurring in Waitapu in more depth.
The collection, Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā, edited by Brian Bargh and Robyn Bargh is a finalist in this years Massey University Ngā Kupu Ora Awards, in the Te Tuhiinga Auaha – Creative Writing Category. It brings together twenty short stories from eighteen New Zealand writers.
‘The Apology’ will appear in some form in the book Helen is currently working on, Still Waters, a novel and sequel to Waitapu.