Flaubert's Drum
By Sugu Pillay
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Sugu Pillay's thought provoking work shifts effortlessly between New Zealand - with a seamless integration of Maori themes - and Asian locales, especially India, but is also informed by classical thinkers and artists.
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18+ years
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Flaubert's Drum
Interactive Press
10 January 2012
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1008.6 KB
18+ years (18-99)
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Malaysia, Sugu Pillay has postgraduate degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of London. Awarded a Creative New Zealand Grant in 1997, she completed her collection of short fiction, The Chandrasekhar Limit, which was published by The Writers Group, Auckland in 2002. In 2009, her play, Serendipity, premiered in Wellington. Her second play, Salaam Pukekohe, was co-winner of Playmarket's 2010 Write Out Loud script development programme. A former resident of Christchurch, Sugu now lives in Wellington.