Thalia Henry who grew up in Karitane, Otago features in the upcoming Cloud Ink Press anthology, Fresh Ink. In 2008 she was awarded a place in the Dunedin Write Out Loud Festival for her play Powdered Milk. Extending the narrative of that play, and also inspired by the landscapes of the rugged South Island high country, where she spent time as a teenager learning to glide with her late father, Terry, Beneath Pale Water is her debut novel.
"Powerfully evokes the landscapes and seasons of inland Otago." - Owen Marshall, author "Lucid and springy dialogue" - David Hill, New Zealand Listener "The strangest thing I've read for quite some time. The most oriiginal thing I've read for quite some time." - Louise O'Brian, Radio New Zealand Nine to Noon "There's a threatened sort of tension that builds and builds." - Ruth Todd, Plains FM