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Tusitala - Writer of Stories

I am very happy to announce that my first novel, Tusitala – Writer of Stories, is now available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle… 128 palabras más


The Last Bookaneer - Herald Review

Matthew Pearl: The Last Bookaneer (Vintage)

Shirley Whiteside

Saturday 30 May 2015

Towards the end of the 19th century, before the copyright of books was internationally recognised, there was a brisk black market trade in works acquired from popular authors and then published abroad. 723 palabras más

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

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The Tusitala Short Story Competition is now open!

Are you a fiction writer? Submit your unpublished short story in the inaugural Tusitala Short Story Competition for a chance to win cash prizes!

The competition is a cultural initiative of the… 62 palabras más

General News

We lived at the Tusitala hotel for a while, before our house in Vailima was ready.

I came and went like the entire place, the whole sprawling acreage with its hibiscus bushes and thatched roofs, its big open-air fale of a dining room, the dance floor where we danced to “Pipa Pipa” was my house, like it belonged to me. 465 palabras más


"The Road of the Loving Heart"

After the death of Robert Louis Stevenson an interview of a Samoan chieftan was written around 1900 in Life magazine. Mr. Stevenson suffered from miliary TB and went to Samoa to ease his last days of suffering. 550 palabras más




What does a jumping spider

have in common with Robert Louis Stevenson?

Yes, they both have funky eyes, and
Robert was spindly and spider-like.
That’s not the common thread. 345 palabras más