Killer’s Got to Go



Caleb Harris is a Wellington writer. He has been a reporter for The Dominion Post and produced the Colombian radio show Rompecabezas. In 2018 his book of Spanish translations of 21 James K. Baxter poems, El Jesús Maorí y otros poemas, was published by Lobo Blanco in Bogotá. The above is an excerpt from his novel The Arsonist and the Waterman, which he completed for the 2019 MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Inspired by an ancestor of his who was exiled to Sydney for allegedly plotting to kill King George III, it explores how far any of us might go for the right cause, and at what cost.