The latest Canterbury University Press (CUP) publication, The Father of Octopus Wrestling and other small fictions traverses exciting new terrain between prose poetry and short fiction, delivering stories that are darkly comic, dynamic and surreal.
Dubbed New Zealand’s ‘maestro of flash fiction’ by renowned short story writer Owen Marshall for her previous collection My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions, McMillan is recognised internationally for her mastery of the increasingly popular flash fiction genre.
“Every story is like a sky rocket we haven’t seen before – flaring and sparkling in unexpected ways,” award-winning author Lloyd Jones says of the latest collection
To be in to win a copy of this beautiful book for your own collection, simply answer the following question:
- What inspired the title story for the book? [hint here]
Please email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Wednesday 18 September.
The winner will be drawn at random and announced in the Insider’s Guide newsletter on Sunday 29 September.