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Kaleidoscope - CK Stead

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1986

The whole family are tremendous walkers. We walk at Karekare, and we walk all over Auckland and we walk all over wherever we happen to be. That’s where ideas generate I think.
– CK Stead on walking and inspiration
I understand everybody who’s arrested writes on the wall of their cell, so I wrote: ‘Carl Stead, author of Smith’s Dream, was here’.
– CK Stead, on being arrested for protesting the Springbok Tour
Smith’s Dream was a kind of political parable drawing on the Vietnam War in part. But it was also I hoped, I wanted it to be, a novel that revealed something of the New Zealander as a political animal…
– CK Stead, on his novel Smith's Dream