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Lloyd Jones


New Zealand (1955 - )

Lloyd Jones is a New Zealand author who currently resides in Wellington. He is a graduate of Victoria University. In 1988 he was the recipient of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship.

In 1994 he curated an exhibition which illustrated the New Zealand Saturday. This work was a collaboration with photographer Bruce Foster and held at the National Library in Wellington. The work was published as the 'The Last Saturday' and included historical photographs, contemporary ones by Foster and an essay by Jones. In May 2003, a theatrical adaptation of his novel 'The Book of Fame' was presented at Wellington's Downstage Theatre.

In May 2007, he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Overall Best Book Award for his novel Mister Pip. The novel is set during the Bougainville Civil War of the early 1990s. His novel Mister Pip was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2007.
 
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2007) : Mister Pip
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book nominee (2008) : Mister Pip


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The Conductor (2011)
Sarah Quigley
"A superb book - an extraordinary period of history brought to life by a daring novelist."

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