About Us

If you wish the writer to come and talk with your group please e-mail wickcandlefilm@yahoo.com.
Kathleen Gallagher
Kathleen is a poet, playwright and filmmaker. She received the New Zealand Playwrights Award in 1993 and the Sonja Davies Peace Award in 2004 for the film Tau Te Mauri Breath Of Peace.
She has authored 3 books of poetry, 17 plays and 8 feature films. "Earth Whisperers Papatuanuku premiered at the to full houses at the Middle East International Film Festival 2008 and then circled the globe. Her highly acclaimed first novel Earthquakes & Butterflies was published in 2015.
He iti hau marangai e tū 
te pāhokahoka.
Just like a rainbow after the storm, success follows failure.

Latest Reviews

Inangahua Gold by Kathleen Gallagher

Fiona Kidman

New Zealand Novelist
"This beautifully wrought novel set in the wilds of New Zealand southern West Coast during the gold rush days, demonstrates the manner in which all kinds of people were thrown together in a race for riches and survival. It abounds with adventure and romance, but it is the tender evocation of the natural world and the delicate interweaving of races exploring each other's cultural identities that gives this story its vivid edge."

John Weir

New Zealand Priest and Poet
"Greatly hearted has who believe. Drift allow green son walls years for blush. Sir Margaret drawings repeated recurred exercise laughing may you but"

Mandy Hager

New Zealand Writer
"A lyrical love-letter to our unique environment and history, told with heart and passion."

Tipene O'Reagan

New Zealand Academic and Company Director
"Kathleen Gallagher's writing offers and exhuberant and evocative sense of a West Coast world that she clearly loves - only love could sense the sounds and smell of wet bush so sensitively painted here. She draws on the extraordinary historical mix of ethnicity, culture, religion and gender which frames the older history of Te Tai Poutini and constructs an intimate human mosaic. Her story is fiction which gives truth to place. Her sense of place gives truth to the fiction."
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