The author is an internationally recognised poet, fiction writer, editor and critic and in 2006 was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to literature. He has also been a naval officer, a senior public servant, and a New Zealand Education Department inspector of technical institutes and community colleges.

Author's books

Passant: A Journey to Elsewhere
by Susan Krich
This is an interesting book. It is told from the viewpoint of a young boy mostly between the ages of 8 and 11 but ending with his entry into teacher's college. The details of his life are...


Passant offers an account of a doubly divided family, involving its New Zealand and wealthy, distant British branches during the 1930s and 1940s. It covers the early years of its chief protagonist who relates the experience of growing up against the background of the Great Depression and the Second World War, in a family torn apart by tragedy—particularly the death of a lawyer grandfather at the age of forty in a New Zealand mental institution and its subsequent and calculated concealment....

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Engaging and Enlightening ‘Passant’ gets reviewed by Reid’s Reader

Reid’s Reader, a book review website, had this to say about ‘Passant: A Journey to Elsewhere’ – “this memoir works very well and has the

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