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Angelique Kasmara

Angelique Kasmara has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland, where she won the Wallace Foundation Prize 2016 for best manuscript. Her debut novel Isobar Precinct (2021, The Cuba Press) was shortlisted for the 2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards (Best First Novel) and the NZ Booklovers Awards, and has been published as an audiobook by Bolinda. Her fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared in the NZ Listener, Newsroom, Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand, and Planeta Distante Aotearoa: ecos y voces de la larga nube blanca.

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Isobar Precinct

Shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Awards 2022 (Best First Novel). Lestari Aris is a woman on the edge. Her tattoo studio on Karangahape Road is hammered by burglaries; the hangers-on in her life, from a teenage runaway to a married cop, are bonded to her for reasons she can’t fathom.…
Angelique Kasmara
May 10, 2024