Carl Nixon was born in Christchurch in 1967 and is one of New Zealand’s leading authors. He has written several novels, a collection of short stories, and numerous theatrical scripts. His books have regularly appeared on New Zealand’s bestselling fiction lists and have been listed for international awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best First Book (South East Asia and Australasia region), and the Dublin International IMPAC Awards. He has adapted for the stage Lloyd Jones’s novel The Book of Fame and J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace. In 2018 Nixon was awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship in France, where he worked on The Tally Stick.
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