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Author Biography- Lloyd Jones -updated 15/01/09

Lloyd Jones was born in 1955 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, a place lloyd_joneswhich has become a frequent setting and subject for his subsequent works of fiction. He studied at Victoria University, and has worked as a journalist and consultant as well as a writer. His recent novels are: Biografi (1993); Choo Woo (1998); Here At The End of the World We Learn to Dance (2002); Paint Your Wife (2004);and Mister Pip (2007). He is alsothe author of a collection of short stoires, Swimming to Australia (1991).

In 2003, he published a children's picture book, Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer, and this was followed by Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot (2004), a book for 9-14 year olds. He compiled Into the Field of Play: New Zealand Writers on the Theme of Sport (1992), and also wrote Last Saturday (1994)ays, with photographs by Bruce Foster.  The Book of Fame (2000), is his semi-fictional account of the 1905 All-Black tour, and was adapted for the stage by Carol Nixon in 2003.

Lloyd Jones won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book) and the Kiriyama Prize for his  novel, Mister Pip (2007), set in Bougainville in the South Pacific, during the 1990s. He was also shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In the same year he undertook a Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency.

Lloyd Jones Books at Blackwells

Bibliography

Swimming to Australia   Victoria University Press (New Zealand), 1991

Into the Field of Play: New Zealand Writers on the Theme of Sport   (editor)   Tandem Press (New Zealand), 1992

Biografi   Deutsch, 1993

Last Saturday   (photographs by Bruce Foster)   Victoria University Press (New Zealand), 1994

This House Has Three Walls   Victoria University Press (New Zealand), 1997

Choo Woo   Victoria University Press (New Zealand), 1998

The Book of Fame   Penguin (New Zealand), 2000

Here At The End of the World We Learn to Dance   Penguin, 2002

Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer   (illustrated by Graeme Gash)   Mallinson Rendel (New Zealand), 2003

Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot   St. Martin's Griffin (US), 2004

Paint Your Wife   Penguin, 2004

Mister Pip   John Murray, 2007

Prizes and awards

1991   New Zealand Book Award   (fiction - shortlist)   Swimming to Australia

2001   Montana Book Awards Deutz Medal   (fiction)   The Book of Fame

2002   Montana Book Award (New Zealand)   (shortlist)   Here At the End of the World We Learn to Dance

2003   Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize   The Book of Fame

2004   LIANZA Children's Book Awards Russell Clark Award   (illustration)   Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer

2004   New Zealand Post Book Award   (children and young adults - honor award)   Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer

2004   Spectrum Print Book Design Award   (best use of illustration)   Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer

2005   Commonwealth Writers Prize   (South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book - shortlist)   Paint Your Wife

2005   New Zealand Post Book Award   (children and young adults - honor award)   Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot

2007   Commonwealth Writers Prize   (Overall Winner, Best Book)   Mister Pip

2007   Man Booker Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   Mister Pip

2007   Montana Book Award (New Zealand)   (fiction)   Mister Pip

2007  Montana Book Award (New Zealand)  (readers' choice)   Mister Pip

2008   Booksellers Association Independent Booksellers' Book Prize   (shortlsit)   Mister Pip

2008   British Book Awards Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year   (shortlist)   Mister Pip

2008   Kiriyama Prize   Mister Pip


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