Frank Sargeson was the leading light of New Zealand fiction in the 1930s and 1940s. His work is filled with cobbers, blokes, sheilas and 'the missus', and marked a new confidence in a distinctively New Zealand voice. His early writing in particular charts working-class lives in which actions, more than words, convey emotion. Listen to Sargeson talk about his realisation that he needed to write with a New Zealand voice.
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