Jane Bowron


Jane Bowron is a freelance journalist based in Christchurch. A TV columnist for The Dominion Post and columnist for The Press, she has been a TV reviewer for The Evening Post, The Sunday Star-Times, National Radio's Nine to Noon, Radio Live and Newstalk ZB, a media commentator for Newstalk ZB, a feature writer for The Sunday Star-Times, and, as 'Dawn Dusk', an agony aunt for The Dominion. Her poetry collection Scenes Away from the Crime, was published in 1984.

Her new book, Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake, is out now.

"Bowron has given us an intelligent, articulate and moving record of one of the major events in our history; the day-by-day structure required by the column format is dramatically effective..." - North & South says of the book.

Watch Jane Bowron discuss her book, her life and a city that will never be the same on TVNZ's Good Morning

A thorough review of Jane's book on Stuff - a book that gives you a friendly walk through a disturbing reality.

Bowron hits just the right note, with wry observational humour and insight. She doesn't big-note emotionally but the pain, bewilderment and determination to keep on going are all there. - Peter Wells

The Waikato Times has only good things to say.