Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is an award-winning fiction writer. His first collection of short stories was published in 1991, and he has also written books for children. His bestselling novel Mister Pip won several illustrious prizes and awards including the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and the 2007 Montana Medal for fiction. It was also shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize.

His more recent novels include Hand Me Down World (shortlisted for the Berlin International Literature Prize), The Cage and The Fish

2022 festival sessions

An Hour With Lloyd Jones

- in conversation with Kate De Goldi

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand’s most significant and successful contemporary authors, whose works include The Book of Fame, based on the All Blacks’ 1905 international tour, and Mr Pip, set amid the civil war on Bougainville Island in the early 1990s, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Lloyd talks with friend and fellow writer Kate De Goldi about his life and work, including the allegory The Cage, and his latest novel, The Fish

We have limited the ticketing in the auditorium so you can choose to social distance if you would like to.


Landscape and Literature - Kate De Goldi & Lloyd Jones

Place and story go hand in hand. Landscape must first live on the page for it to blossom in the mind of the reader. But landscape in literature is both a reflection and an invention. Lloyd Jones and Kate De Goldi will discuss exploring the landscapes of their favourite books from childhood, and consider how they write 'place' into story.


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