C.K. Stead is the renowned author of poetry, literary criticism, short stories, and of novels such as Mansfield and My Name Was Judas. He was awarded the C.B.E. for services to New Zealand literature and was the winner of the 2010 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
'Artistry, poise and wit ... an outsider's beady eye and an erudite yet lightly worn allusiveness' Trevor Lewis, Sunday Times. — Sunday Times
'Fine, thoughtful and insightful' Eithne Farry, Daily Mail. — Daily Mail
'A few chapters in, I found myself in the grip of an artist with the ability to capture mood and beauty in a sentence' John Gapper, Financial Times. — Financial Times
'A laconically universal novel ... confident, briskly paced ... highly readable' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times. — Irish Times
'An elegant and assured novel. It is a pleasure to read a writer who knows just what he is doing and how to do it' Allan Massie, Scotsman. — Scotsman