1986 diary

Circa 1985

Caroline Barron is an award-winning writer, manuscript assessor and editor, book reviewer, columnist, and board member of the Michael King Writers Centre. Her first book, RIPIRO BEACH: A Memoir of Life After Near Death (Bateman Books) will be on shelves early May 2020. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland (2015) and, in a previous life, owned and ran Nova, a leading model and talent agency.

Caroline resides between Auckland’s Point Chevalier and Northland’s Ripiro (Baylys) Beach, with her husband and two young daughters.

Testimonials for her forthcoming memoir, RIPIRO BEACH: A Memoir of Life After Near Death

“This is one powerful read. I found it riveting, at times confronting, moving and passionate. It’s a very brave book.”

—Dame Fiona Kidman

“A vivid and profound journey into family secrets and the unknowable past.”

—Paula Morris

“An unflinching, revelatory journey into the author’s family past, and also her own psyche.”

—Owen Marshall


An excerpt from RIPIRO BEACH won a 2018 New Zealand Society of Authors CompleteMS awardas well as the 2018 New Zealand Heritage Award for Short Prose. Other awards include runner-up at both the 2017 NZ Heritage Awards (Short Fiction) and the 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Award (Best New Travel Writer); long-listed for the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day Competition; winner of the 2015 Lilian Ida Smith Award (NZSA), and shortlisted for the 2015 Hachette Mentoring Programme (NZSA).


Click here to see my LinkedIn page.

For publishing or rights enquiries please contact Nadine Rubin Nathan at High Spot Literary: nadine@highspotlit.com.

You can email me at caroline at lovewordsmusic dot com or phone +64 275 833393.

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