Emily Perkins


Emily Perkins is the author of several novels, including The Forrests (Bloomsbury, 2012) and Novel About My Wife (Bloomsbury, 2008), and a short story collection, Not Her Real Name (Picador, 1996).

She lives in Wellington, and teaches creative writing at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters.


Waiheke Island

FictionTHEY WERE WORRIED about the boy so they sent him to me. I needed a job done. You'd think he was eighteen from the way they talked but he was twenty-seven. He turned up with combat boots, shorts, a...

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