Acknowledgements The Ten Conductors Gravy The Piano Girls Baking Night Toothpaste The House of Skin Tummies In, Tails Tucked Under Money The Soul of Kate Phrases The Hotel The Tree Anniversary Scottie Min: A Cat's Story Fire Lady Breasts The Shrine of St Anne Two Sentimental Stories: At the Compassionate Restaurant Christmas with Tallulah
Elizabeth Smither has published six collections of short stories, six novels, eighteen collections of poetry, as well as journals and memoirs. She was poet laureate (2001-03) and was awarded an Hon.D Litt by Auckland University in 2004 and the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry in 2008. Her latest poetry collection, Night Horse, won the Ockham NZ Book Award for poetry in 2018.
"The first thing about her short stories is that they immediately take you into their closely observed world of good, decent New Zealanders going about their emotional lives in chaos. The second thing is their wit. Everything she writes is an instant delight." Steve Braunias; "I read Elizabeth Smither because she writes about wonderfully smart and complex women, offering sensitive insight into their domestic lives and relationships." Louise O'Brien on Elizabeth Smither, Acadamy of New Zealand Literature