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Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His bestselling novel Mister Pip won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

His other novels include The Book of Fame, which won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance and Biografi. Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington.

Lloyd Jones will be appearing:

A shortlisted favourite for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, speaks.

Four authors re-imagine familiar narratives
Lloyd Jones focuses on some of the elements that make a fictional world credible and persuasive in the mind of the reader.