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Renée (1926–)

Renée (1926–)

New Zealand novelist and playwright. Name variations: Renée Taylor (married name). Born Renée Gertrude Jones in 1926 in Napier, New Zealand; dau. of Maori mother; attended Massey University; married (div. 1981).

Worked as journalist and teacher and published in feminist publication Broadsheet; works are realist, with feminist, lesbian sensibility; plays include Setting the Table (1982), Dancing (1983), Wednesday to Come (1985), Pass it On (1986), Born to Clean (1987), Touch of the Sun (1990), and Jeannie Once (1991); fiction includes Finding Ruth (1987), Willy Nilly (1990), Daisy and Lily (1993), and Does This Make Sense to You? (1995).

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