Authors: Vincent O'Sullivan
âSupper Waltz Wilson', âA Southland Girl', âThe Tsunami' and
âDescent from the Flugelhorn' first published in
Supper Waltz Wilson
and other New Zealand stories
, Pegasus, Christchurch, 1979.
âThe Master of Big Jingles', âMr Van Gogh', âThe Charcoal Burners'
Dream', âCabernet Sauvignon with my Brother', âPrince Valiant',
âThinking of Bagheera' and âRequiem in a Town House' first
The Master of Big Jingles and other stories
, John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1982.
âThe Late Call', âKenneth's Friend', âThe Divided World', âThe
Seed Merchant', âThe Paper Parcel', âThe Fat Boy' and âThe Day
Hemingway Died' first published in
The Day Hemingway Died and
, John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1984.
âLilies' first published in
The Divided World: Selected Stories
McIndoe, Dunedin, 1989.
âThe Frozen Continents', âValley Day', âMumsie and Zip', âA Poet's
Dream of Amazons', âTrumpeters' and âAnother Generation' first
The Lynx Hunter and other stories
, John McIndoe,
âThe Ace of Diamonds Gang' first published in
The Ace of Diamonds
, McIndoe Publishers, Dunedin, 1993.
âIris', âThe Rule of Jenny Pen', 309 Hollandia', âThe Rose Affliction',
âHeating the World', âPluto', âSupplication for Position', âA View of
our Country', âThe Dungarvie Festival' and âTomorrow We Save the
Orphans' first published in
Tomorrow We Save the Orphans
McIndoe, Dunedin, 1992.
âWorking Up North', âThe Occasion', âCometh the Hour', âGrowing
Pains', âRebecca', âPeacock Funeral', âGoodbye, Stanley Tan', âThe
Birthday Boy' and âA Late Run' first published in
Coming Home in
, Vintage, Auckland, 1995.
âThe Devil at Bruckner's Pond' âThe Language Picnic', âEnd of Term',
âHow It Goes', âAn Indirect Geography', âMr Tansley' and âWake
Up Call' first published in
When Gravity Snaps
, Vintage, Auckland,
âBuried Lives', âFacing Jack Palance', âFamily Circle', âImages',
âBuster', âMinding Lear', âHodge' and âWatch of Gryphons' first
published in Watch of Gryphons, Vintage, Auckland, 2005.
The author acknowledges the use of the setting in V S Naipaul's
Finding the Centre: Two Narratives
(Andre Deutsch, 1984) for
satirical purposes in the story âA View of our Country'.
The quote on page 259 in âThe Rule of Jenny Pen' comes from the
poem âNight Owl' by Laurie Lee, published in
(Andre Deutsch, 1955). The quote on page 259â260 is from
W B Yeats
The Herne's Egg
Short story writer and novelist Owen Marshall has written, or edited, twenty-three books to date. Awards for his fiction include the PEN Lillian Ida Smith Award twice, the
Short Story Prize, the American Express Short Story Award, the New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters, Fellowships at the universities of Canterbury and Otago, and the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France. He received the ONZM for services to Literature in the New Zealand New Year Honours, 2000. In 2002 the University of Canterbury awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters and in 2005 appointed himself an adjunct professor. His novel
won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction in 2000, and in 2006 his short-story collection
Watch of Gryphons
was shortlisted for the same prize.
Owen Marshall was born in 1941, has spent almost all his life in South Island towns, and has an affinity with provincial New Zealand.
National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Marshall, Owen, 1941
Owen Marshall selected stories / Owen Marshall; Vincent O'Sullivan, editor.
I. O'Sullivan, Vincent. II. Title.
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