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Jack Lasenby


New Zealand (1931 - 2019)

Jack Lasenby was one of New Zealand's most important children's book authors. His novels and short stories earned numerous honours, including key awards and fellowships. After publishing his first novel, The Lake, he wrote dozens of books for children and young adults. His writing is characterised by a portrayal of childhood as full of hard lessons, adventure and the search for self determination.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction