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Ripiro Beach wins New Zealand Heritage Literary Award for Best Non-fiction Book of 2020

By October 29, 2020January 10th, 2023No Comments

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.”