Donna Malane

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Award-winning screenwriter Donna Malane has published books for adults and young adults. She has written scripts for comedy, drama and documentary programmes. Her television credits include the ‘Shadow of Doubt’ episode of the series ‘Duggan’, which won the Best Drama Script award at the 2000 TV Guide Awards. Alien Time (2001) is her young adult novel, and her book The Girls Guide to Rugby (2000) takes an irreverent look at New Zealand’s national sport. Malane’s first novel for adult readers, Surrender, was first published by Pindar in 2010 and then republished by Harper Collins in 2012. The book won the inaugural New Zealand Society of Authors-Pindar Publishing prize in 2010. Her second novel My Brother’s Keeper was published by Harper Collins in 2013. Craig Sisterson reviewed the book, ‘Repeatedly shifting between Wellington and Auckland, My Brother’s Keeper twists on itself several times, keeping the reader guessing as it builds to a finale where past and present collide. Reviewer-style words like ‘gripping’ and ‘intriguing’ would be easy to use, but let’s keep it simple: if you’re a crime fiction fan, this is well worth a read’.