17 Sep 2017


From Standing Room Only, 1:47 pm on 17 September 2017

Rogernomics or neoliberal economics - it had a massive impact on the country, but was that reflected by our writers? Jenny Lawn from Massey University has analysed how New Zealand writers felt about and portrayed those turbulent times in a book called Market Fictions. Some writers offer thinly-veiled literary portraits of Prime Ministers, others portrayed people living on the margins of society. Jenny tells Lynn Freeman that the criticisms came from all sides of the political spectrum. Market Fictions is published by Lexington Press.