Anne Kennedy

Anne Kennedy, is an award winning and highly acclaimed New Zealand poet, novelist and screenplay writer. Anne in fact wrote the script for the film, THE MONKEY’S MASK, based on Dorothy Porter’s verse novel. Anne’s writing includes 100 TRADITIONAL SMILES, MUSICA FICTA and A BOY AND HIS UNCLE.

Anne’s novel THE LAST DAYS OF THE NATIONAL COSTUME is filled with needlework and sexual infidelity. It follows the activities of Megan Sligo who’s also known as GoGo. She mends clothes for a living but when a cheating husband brings her a vintage Irish costume to repair, she gets drawn into his web of deceit. She then becomes so entranced by his stories of death and tragedy in the Belfast history of his family, that she keeps him coming back by telling him that the repair isn’t finished.