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SOUTH INDIES TEXT & MUSIC PUBLISHING
Partial list of William/Bill Direen texts
Some texts may be downloaded for free by following links below. Texts might be used for plot sourcing (screenplays), single volume editions, inclusion in anthologies, sound recordings, radio readings and all varieties of internet publication. Whether a lease is exclusive or not, its duration and terms are negotiable. But please contact us first.
Years of Darkness (2023) is an American-published homage to
a century of films and film music.
Light is 28 poems set mainly
in Otago and Canterbury, NZ. (2022) with seven artworks by Scott
Flanagan.A South Indies production.
is a poem spanning a year on the Strath Taieri Plain in Otago, NZ.
(2022). A South Indies production.
Nusquama is a single novel made up of two novellas and a number of character sketches. It is set in New Zealand locations Lumsden, Christchurch and the West Coast of South Island. A revised edition appeared in 2022, the twentieth anniversary of its first publication. Film rights available.
Enclosures 3 and Enclosures 4 are the last issues in the series Enclosures (fiction, diary and experiment prose). The 'enclosures' are set in isolated bio- or necro-spheres real or unreal. They may be fiction, diary, experimental prose or chapters in a self-shaping "knovel" Stoat, or sections, often cross-sections of writing. Enclosures 3 is travel diary in the south of France, a crime story told in unpunctuated prose, a patient diary kept during a difficult 48 week treatment and a rave on the word 'tattoo'. Enclosures 2 contains autobiography, poetry, utopian vision and the creation of music in an underground bunker. Enclosures (1) is in five parts., being four separate stories plus a sequence of personal diary entries. (2008). The separate stories may be read separately.Film rights av available.
Chrysanthemum Storm (2017) [vinyl]. Lyric sheets offered with purchase of twelve songs.A co-production with Zelle (Austria).
Versions Translations contains translations, versions and responses to a number of public domain European short poems dating from ancient Greece to the beginning of the 20th century.
The Ballad of Rue Belliard is a comic novel that has fun with language. Set in Paris, the story revolves around characters living on the northern edge of the 18th arrondissement, 2013, a clochard philosopher and the families of a fireman apprentice and a bakery girl. Published by The Writers Group.
Wormwood is a short novel about a refugee in Berlin (a migrant love connection, an underworld crime syndicate). First published 1997; several subsequent reprinting including translation. Film rights available.
Tourtagebuch is a German translation of a diary kept during a tour (of Germany). Published 2012. ISBN 979-10-91280-00-6. The English original has not yet been published. The translation is © Arno Loeffler.
Fallen to a Field is a performance. It was recorded live with NZ pianist (Jonathan Crayford) at the NZ Embassy, Paris, in 2010. Full text of the poem and recording (thanks to J.C.) are available. Archived in Percutio 2011, Paris.
Devonport, A Diary Impressions of Devonport, Auckland, during tenure of a University of Auckland Fellowship at the Michael King Writers Centre in 2010-11. Published as Signalmans House Series Nș.1, Holloway Press, University of Auckland) ISBN 978-0-9864618-0-4.
L is a short novel set in a New Zealand reshaped after geological upheavals. It was published in an anthology of NZ speculative fiction in 2010. A Foreign Country. (Random Static. Anna Caro & Juliet Buchanan, editors). ISBN 978-0-473-16916-9. Film rights available.
Song of the Brakeman is an apocalyptic science fiction novel in four parts. It offers a vision of a future (americanised) New Zealand, in which Auckland is the capital of a South Pacific devastated by geological upheavals. Titus Books. Film rights available.
Jules tells the tale of 24 hours inside the head of an English-born art historian whose special subject is the depiction of illness in Rennaissance art. When he loses his way the story moves from the Paris known to tourists into settings of the seamier subculture of the City of Light. Alpha Books. Film rights available.