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CK Stead
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Novelist, critic, poet and essayist, C. K. Stead is one of New Zealand's foremost literary figures. Stead was Professor of English at the University of Auckland until 1986. He has published many volumes of poetry, two volumes of stories, several works of criticism and memoir, and eleven novels. Stead was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand in 2007. His most recent book is the first volume of his autobiography, South-west of Eden,published in 2010.

Books by CK Stead

The Singing Whakapapa (Penguin Award Winning Classics)

The Singing Whakpapa is a tale for our time - a compelling historical detective story in which the truth is stranger than any fiction, and in which the present becomes a backseat driver to the past.

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The Singing Whakapapa

The Singing Whakpapa is a tale for our time - a compelling historical detective story in which the truth is stranger than any fiction, and in which the present becomes a backseat driver to the past.

Read more