Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020) - winner of The Arthur C Clarke Award, The Victorian Prize for Literature, an ABIA and an Aurealis. Laura is also the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc., 2013) and an Adjunct Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University. She was awarded the NZSA Waitangi Day Literary Honours in 2022. Her new collection, Gunflower, will be out with Scribe in 2023.


Craig Henderson. You are the most attractive real estate agent in the region. When 47 year old Jessica and I see your sign on the highway, on the bus station, above the takeaway, we think about retirement. We tuck our …

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