• Mario Dhingsa


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    Mario Dhingsa is a UK-born, Wellington-based, award-winning author. His first published work, High Office Whispers, was awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion in 2018.

    He is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors, a former member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and a former committee member of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.


    Genre:

    • Comedy
    • Fiction
    • History
    • Thriller

    Branch:

    Wellington

    Location:


    Publications:

    High Office Whispers

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    B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree (2018)
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    'Feathered Quill' Book Review by Holly Connors (9 June 2018):

    Author Mario Dhingsa delivers an interesting, and entertaining, read in his newest work, High Office Whispers. If you've ever wondered what happens with powerful people behind closed doors, check out High Office Whispers - you're sure to get a laugh.

    Available only as an ebook, High Office Whispers is a collection of three short stories that were originally written as a radio play. For all three stories, the year is 2011, and the place is...well, each place is somewhere very important to world events. High Office Whispers is a quick read, one that you could easily do over a leisurely lunch. The stories are quirky - definitely a bit offbeat and unusual. They also all made me laugh, roll my eyes numerous times (in a good, "oh my" sort of way), and picture those famous people in the circumstances the author created. It is definitely interesting to imagine what the Pope or Putin might do behind closed doors and author Mario Dhingsa has given us a humorous look that may also get you thinking about what might really go on when the cameras are gone. As a very reasonably priced ebook, High Office Whispers is a good investment for a fun afternoon read.

    Read the full review at: https://featheredquill.com/high-office-whispers/
    Read the author's interview at: https://featheredquill.com/author-interview-mario-dhingsa/


    Maps of Bliss and Rage

    EIGHT COUNTRIES, EIGHT STRANGERS, EIGHT ESCAPES

    Eight achingly original, wonderfully witty and touchingly tender stories spanning the globe, including:

    – Between the Sword and the Wall.
    When two depressed Antarctic scientists hear rumours of an all-female crew at a distant station, they attempt to hitchhike across the harsh landscape in pursuit of ‘a warmth not found in sunshine’.

    – The Pierogi Negotiations.
    It’s 1973, and in a New York restaurant, Dr Henry Kissinger uses his diplomatic skills to placate President Nixon when their starters fail to arrive in a timely fashion. But his style creates more problems than it solves.

    – A Gentle Hand.
    In a cemetery in Rome, three ghosts – a Chinese doctor’s wife, a Victorian Englishwoman, and an Iranian diplomat – try to calm a new arrival on his first day.

    – The Knives Within.
    Three teams of spies, from Japan, South Korea and North Korea, attempt to outmanoeuvre the Imperial Household Agency and make contact with the illegitimate princess of the Japanese Imperial Family.


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