Bravo to the Winner of our ‘Kiwi Writer in Paris’ Giveaway!

What fun we had this evening here in (freezing cold) Auckland, New Zealand, staging a little French soiree to select the winner of a signed copy of Triumph: Collected Stories by Lizzie Harwood, as promoted here in A Kiwi Writer in Paris.

I reach into the golden bowl… (Image copyright C. Barron 2015)

I reach into the golden bowl…
(Image copyright C. Barron 2015)

…and our winner is…

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Win a Signed Book! Only Two More Sleeps to Enter…

If you haven’t already, leave a comment on my Kiwi Writer in Paris post and you could win a signed copy of Lizzie Harwood’s stay-awake-till-midnight-to-finish short story collection, Triumph.

It’s that easy.

But do it now, because entries close in two sleep’s time, on Saturday 20th June—Paris time, darling, because that’s where lovely Lizzie lives. Loving ‘lliteration this fine Thursday…

And just because I’m feeling nostalgic as all hell that it’s a whole year since I was in Paris, here’s me on a very happy day in my life:

Moi in Paris, July 2015

Moi in Paris, July 2015

Au revoir mes chéris!

Caroline x

Kiwi Writer in Paris: Be in to Win a Signed Copy of Lizzie Harwood’s Latest Book

This week I interview talented New Zealand writer living in Paris, Lizzie Harwood, about life before and after writing, and our mutual obsession with Paris. From pink Mini Coopers to a school for creative inspiration—Lizzie isn’t afraid to dream big. We love that at 

You too can be part of the dream—leave a comment before Friday 20 June (5pm) and Lizzie will send one of you lucky things a signed copy of her book about feisty and fabulous women: Triumph: Collected Stories. Lizzie’s stories are read-past-midnight fantastic. 

Lizzie Harwood. Photo credit:

Lizzie Harwood. Photo credit:

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Last Day to Enter: Win a copy of ‘The Free’ (my best book of 2014)

'The Free', by Willy Vlautin, Faber and Faber, London, 2014

‘The Free’, by Willy Vlautin, Faber and Faber, London, 2014

Tell me what book author Willy Vlautin told me I should read in my post Beer and Books with Willy Vlautin and The Delines (clue: it won the 1984 Pulitzer) and you go in the draw to win a copy of Vlautin’s latest book, The Free. I’ve read it. It’s amazing. Entries close Friday 15th November, 2014. Winners notified by email.

A big thank you to Allen & Unwin Australia for supplying the prize.