The best-selling and fascinating novel about New Zealand's first Chinese settlers.
Maxine Alterio published a short story collection, Live News, with Steele Roberts in 2005. Her stories have appeared in literary journals, the Listener and on National Radio. She has also taught creative writing courses in New Zealand and the UK. She works as a Learning and Teaching Advisor in Higher Education at Otago Polytechnic and has published a non-fiction text on this subject, which has been picked up worldwide by Routledge Falmer. She's an experienced conference speaker and lives in Dunedin.