One of the biggest novels ever published in New Zealand, and a bestseller throughout the world.
Lloyd Jones' dazzling novel has been acclaimed throughout the world as a love song to the power of the imagination and of storytelling. It shows how books can change lives.
First published 2006.
Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Overall Best Book 2007 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2007 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Deutz Medal for Fiction 2007 and Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2007 and Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Fiction 2008 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2007. Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2007 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.
As well as being a prolific novelist, Lloyd has published essays and children's books. His best known works include The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Choo Woo, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife and Mister Pip, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.