Manawatū author finalist for Best First Novel in Ngaio Marsh Awards
McEwan’s novel attempts to answer the question: “what would New Zealand look like under mass surveillance?”
The author, who originally wanted to remain anonymous behind his nom de plume, finally revealed his true identity recently, stating that it was because “I need to get along to events. If there’s a writers’ festival and they say can I come and talk, I have to.“
The Ngaio Marsh Awards were established in 2010 by indefatigable #yeahnoir fan Craig Sisterson, to promote crime, mystery and thriller writers from New Zealand.
Another local author made the longlist for the Ngaios: GB Ralph with Murder on Milverton Square. Go, local authors!