Author/Editor: Beryl Fletcher

Biography
Beryl Fletcher
Beryl Fletcher has published short stories, four novels and a volume of memoir The House at Karamu (2003). Her first novel The Word Burners won a regional (Pacific, South East Asia) Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 1992.
 
Her novels take as their theme the re-writing of established power structures, particularly those of the patriarchy. She has been awarded two writers in residence in the USA (1994 and 2005) and two in New Zealand. Her work has been translated into German and Korean. In 2009 she was appointed the Pan-Commonwealth judge of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize.

Website: http://www.berylfletcher.co.nz/
Book Awards
The Iron Mouth: 1993, Top 20 Listener Women's Book Festival (NZ)
The Word Burners: 1992 Winner, Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best First Book, SE Asia & South Pacific

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