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The Father of Octopus Wrestling, and other small fictions


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Frankie McMillan's last collection My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions (CUP, 2016) was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. She co-edited Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (CUP, 2018). Her stories have been published in Flash Fiction International (WW Norton, 2015) and The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books). McMillan's poetry collections include There are no horses in heaven (CUP, 2014), and her poems have been selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2012 and 2015. In 2013 and 2015 she was the winner of the New Zealand Flash Fiction Award. She held the Ursula Bethell residency at the University of Canterbury in 2014 and the Michael King Writers' Centre/University of Auckland residency in 2017. She currently teaches at the Hagley Writers' Institute.


`Every story is like a sky rocket we haven't seen before - flaring and sparkling in unexpected ways.' Lloyd Jones

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