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Ronald Hugh Morrieson


Ronald Hugh Morrieson fashioned dark yet exuberant novels from the provincial Taranaki towns where he spent most of his life. A classic Kiwi example of a writer who won increasing fame after death, Morrieson remains one of New Zealand's most filmed writers, despite writing only four books. 

The same week our fowls were stolen, Daphne Moran had her throat cut. Opening line of Ronald Hugh Morrieson's The Scarecrow.