My Katherine Mansfield Project
In 2009, Kirsty Gunn returned to spend the winter in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, also the place where Katherine Mansfield grew up. In this exquisitely written "notebook," which blends memoir, biography, and essay, Gunn records that winter-long experience and the unparalleled insight it allowed her into Mansfield's fiction. Gunn explores the idea of home and belonging-and of the profound influence of Mansfield's work on her own creative journey. She asks whether it is even possible to "come home"-and who are we when we get there?
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