For Everyone Concerned and other stories
This exhilarating mixture of fables, satires, notes to self and short shorts will further enhance Damien Wilkins's reputation as one of the most daring and innovative of New Zealands leading writers.
Book of the Week
'This is a masterful collection. No matter how short, light or ephemeral each story may be on first reading, each hangs in the air, like a smoke ring.' —John McCrystal, Dominion Post
'Wilkins on form, as he often is in this book, is the best around. You won't find more assured comic writing anywhere that "American Microphones" (the tribulations of live performance) or "Girls" (woodwork lessons at intermediate school). And "Reunion", dealing with parental anxieties, is a little masterpiece that had me whistling in admiration at the accuracy and astuteness of Wilkins' observations.' —Iain Sharp, Sunday Star-Times
'Each one is a meticulously crafted, luminous gem that shows a hawk-eyed passion for human foibles and failings.' —Kathy Hunter, Leaf Salon