Kōrero: Fiction

Roadside Stories: Ronald Hugh Morrieson

Ronald Hugh Morrieson lived, drank, played music and died in his birthplace, Hāwera. Many small towns have a dark underbelly and Morrieson, who was no stranger to Hāwera's seedier side, set his four novels in a fictionalised version of the Taranaki town. Crime, death and sex populate his work, and as the first two-thirds of this Roadside Story suggests, not all of Hāwera's residents liked this version of their home town. 

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lydia Wevers, 'Fiction - New writers after the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/41933/roadside-stories-ronald-hugh-morrieson (accessed 11 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Lydia Wevers, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Aug 2015