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THE LONG C.V.

p.d.r. lindsay (no capitals please in tribute to a favourite poet, e. e. cummings) makes New Zealand home. Born in Ireland, brought up in Yorkshire, educated in England, Canada and New Zealand, writer p.d.r. lindsay is also Mrs Salmon, Ms Lindsay-Salmon and even for eight years of her ten years in Japan, Professor Lindsay-Salmon. This wide experience of different cultures colours her writing and keeps her travelling.
Social issues are her main concern which is why she writes historical stories about ordinary people, the ones whose names and lives we don't know much about. Reading the diaries and letters of parsons and farmers, wives and daughters, merchants and tradesmen showed her how the basic human dilemmas do not change over the centuries. She finds that certain human trait both good and bad, can be better shown through historical stories than through contemporary ones and hopes that readers will think about those failings as they apply to today.

THE SHORT C.V.

As a writer p.d.r. lindsay has always preferred historical stories about ordinary people, the ones whose names and lives we don't know much about. Reading the diaries and letters of parsons and farmers, wives and daughters, merchants and tradesmen showed her how the basic human dilemmas do not change over the centuries. She finds that certain human trait both good and bad, can be better shown through historical stories than through contemporary ones and hopes that readers will think about those failings as they apply to today.

70 WORD C.V.

p.d.r. lindsay, a traveller, makes New Zealand home. Born in Ireland, brought up in Yorkshire, educated in England, Canada and New Zealand, p.d.r. lindsay writes historical stories about ordinary people, those whose names and lives we don't know much about. She finds that certain human trait can be better shown through historical stories than contemporary ones and hopes that readers will think about those failings as they apply to today.

SHORT STORY C.V.

p.d.r. lindsay has been writing short stories for a very long time. Her first publication was in her school magazine and for a while she paid the bills writing short stories for ‘the People’s Friend’ until she broke into the (then) well-paying university literary journals in Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA, but she still has a soft spot for comforting ‘Ah, isn’t it nice!’ stories for old fashioned magazines. In between novels, or when the novel won’t move until the characters have sorted themselves out, p.d.r. continues to write short stories and hopes her skills are improving.

 

 

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