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GOLDEN DAYS  is the story of the intense late-teen 1995 friendship between bookish Becky and star-dusted Zoe Golden—music, clubs, art collaboration, spirituality, sex—and what happens when one terrifying night changes their lives and destroys their friendship forever.


Winner of the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Literary Award for Best Non-fiction Book.

Emerging from a near-death experience a changed woman, Caroline spends the next six years poring over her family history in an attempt to make sense of her inexplicable rage. The family secrets she unearths threaten to destabilise her identity and carefully built life, eventually leading her to Northland’s rugged Ripiro Beach, where past and present dramatically collide.

Ngā Kupu Wero

A powerful new collection of non-fiction by contemporary Māori writers, edited by Witi Ihimaera and with an introduction by Jacinta Ruru. Includes Caroline Barron’s story ‘Rārangi Pūtahi’.


Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. This issue features Caroline Barron’s story ‘Remorse is Memory Awake’ — about a mother and her neuro-diverse daughter visiting a duckpond during Lockdown, a broken marriage, and memories of a darkly memorable childhood trip to Aotea / Great Barrier Island.

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