Anse Paddon, View from Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie. Photo credit: Karin Speedy.

Where to buy ‘Foundations’

Updates on where you can find my memoir/literary nonfiction novel, ‘Foundations’: In Aotearoa, the paperback (ISBN: 9780473636890) can be purchased from Unity Books in Wellington or online: Or from Good Books in Wellington or online: Or by contacting me directly: The paperback, ebook (ISBN: 9780473636906) and Kindle (ISBN: 9780473636913) versions are also…

New book published: Foundations

Overnight (NZ time) my memoir/literary nonfiction novel, Foundations was published. All versions (Paperback, Epub and Kindle) are now available to purchase on Amazon or in a number of other online stores. The paperback is distributed through Ingram so bookstores and libraries can purchase it. In New Zealand, libraries can order it through Wheelers. The ebook…

Foundations is coming soon!

Historian Karin Speedy’s writing on power struggles and colonialism becomes personal when she investigates her own family stories. Her memoir reminds us that “…fascinatingly, unknowingly, sometimes spookily, we can find ourselves on paths once trodden by our forebears”. Genre: Memoir, history, literary nonfiction Publication date: 17 June 2022 ISBN: 978-0-473-63689-0 (Softcover POD), distributed by IngramSpark and Amazon; ISBN: 978-0-473-63690-6 (Epub),…


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Musée de Bourail, Kanaky Nouvelle-Calédonie heading down the stairs. Photo credit: Karin Speedy.

About Karin

Hi everyone. I absolutely love engaging with people and stories from the past. This blog showcases some of my history writing, creative writing/creative histories (poetry) and literary translation.

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