About

Kia ora, hello

Welcome to Read Close. My name is Josie Shapiro, and I created Read Close as a space for New Zealand fiction, a place for engagement with work written in Aotearoa.

I worked in book publishing as a publicist for eight years. During this time I worked with many local and international authors on their publicity campaigns, tours and Festivals. I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Creative Writing, and I also have a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from the University of Canterbury.

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