Novelist Kate Duignan
In her new novel, 'The New Ships', Wellington writer Kate Duignan takes us from an Amsterdam houseboat in the 1970s to Wellington 30 years later, a time when the Twin Towers terrorist attack put the world on edge. Kate published her first novel Breakwater in 2001 and also has many published short stories to her name. In The New Ships, Peter Collie's wife Moira has recently died from cancer. Their actor son Aaron returns from London but the two men struggle to connect. At the same time, a possible sighting of his daughter from a past relationship in Amsterdam puts Peter under even more emotional pressure. The New Ships is published by VUP.