On 9 January this year (2023), it was 100 years since Katherine Mansfield died aged 34 from tuberculosis. A hundred years since she spent her childhood in Wellington observing colonial life, crossed Cook Strait to Picton to visit her grandparents and relatives in the Marlborough Sounds. Since a young woman bored with life in Wellington persuaded her parents to let her return to England where she made a life for herself as a writer and is still read and admired today.
Radio New Zealand interview
100th anniversary of Katherine Mansfield's death | RNZ
Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (a digital site set up for a year of commemorative events)
Katherine Mansfield House and Garden - Facebook
(20+) Katherine Mansfield House & Garden | Wellington | Facebook
Julie Kennedy, Author
Born in Christchurch, Julie Kennedy is currently a Picton-based writer. The Marlborough Sounds and local landscape inspire her writing, both non-fiction and poetry.