29.10.20: Ripiro Beach wins New Zealand Heritage Literary Award for Best Non-fiction Book of 2020
Judges Hilary and John Mitchell commented:
“This memoir is significant for its portrayal of universal themes: the struggle for mental wellness and the search for identity. The journal structure creates a strong sense of immediacy allowing feelings and state of mind to demand a response. The language is clear, precise and beautiful. Although traversing these difficult, confronting, sometimes discomforting subjects could easily descend into mawkish or maudlin self-pity, the tone never wavers. The impact of the author’s searing honesty and her tight control of her material is powerful and compelling. A truly amazing book.”
16.06.20: Ripiro Beach_Let’s Talk Near Death podcast with Kirsty Salisbury
Caroline Barron talks with Kirsty Salisbury about her near death experience and Ripiro Beach.
14.06.20: Ripiro Beach_Radio New Zealand interview with Jim Mora
Caroline Barron talks with Jim Mora about Ripiro Beach.
12.06.20: Ripiro Beach_Caroline on TV3’s The Cafe with Carly Flynn
12.06.20: Ripiro Beach_Radio New Zealand review by Holly Walker
Holly Walker reviews Ripiro Beach. “Honest and unsparing.” “A really compelling read.” “An evocative writer.”
08.06.20: Life After PTSD, US Podcast, with Caroline Barron
Interview with hosts Jeff McLaughlan and Kari Russo about the layering of trauma and PTSD in Ripiro Beach.
09.06.20: Caroline and Sarah, A Love Story, by Caroline Barron and Sarah Myles
Article on Newsroom about becoming friends with Sarah Myles (author of Erebus memoir Towards the Mountain) during Covid-19 Lockdown.
31.05.20: Ripiro Beach_ review on Papercuts podcast
A nine minute review by Time Out book shop’s Jenna Todd. Listen from 26.25 minutes.
03.06.20: Ripiro Beach_When Time Catches up with Itself, by Caroline Barron
Article in The Three Lamps journal, by Caroline Barron, about the genesis of Ripiro Beach.
05.06.20: The Spinoff: 15 Memoirs to Heal the Soul, by Caroline Barron
24.05.20: Auckland Writers Festival Winter Series: Episode Four
Featuring short story writer Deborah Eisenberg discussing her latest collection ‘Your Duck is My Duck’, writer and actor Wallace Shawn with ‘Night Thoughts’ and Caroline Barron on ‘Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death’. Hosted by Paula Morris.
13.04.20: Ripiro Beach_First chapter preview online
Thanks to Coalition of Books New Zealand for supporting books whose planned launches have been affected by Covid-19 through their First Chapters initiative. Read Chapter 1 of Ripiro Beach here:
13.04.20: Ripiro Beach_Reids Reader Review Nicholas Reid review Ripiro Beach:
8.04.20: Ripiro Beach_Launch date delayed to 5th June 2020
Due to Covid-19, Ripiro Beach will now be available in stores from 5th June 2020 (rather than 5th May 2020). Please support your local book shop by emailing them with a request to order.
31.03.20: Ripiro Beach_Book launch party cancelled
CANCELLED: Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death launches at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, National Library of New Zealand, in Parnell, Auckland, Tuesday 5th May, 2020.