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Maggie Rainey-Smith


Maggie Rainey-Smith is a novelist, poet and short-story writer who believes that losing something always leads to a find. She lost her briefcase and coiffure in 2001 to find her writing self. Her latest novel, Daughters of Messene, is about immigration and the Greek Civil War. She teaches Workplace English to migrants and refugees – some of these students had been forced to flee their home country and create a new life in New Zealand. Her essay ‘The Sound of Good’ is a personal musing on the theme of Lost and Found, the idea that one is the equal half of the other, a counterbalance in a writing life.


By Maggie

Having a rest from shellac

The sound of Good

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