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Lloyd Jones
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Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand’s most internationally successful contemporary writers. He has published essays and children’s books but his best known work is the phenomenally successful novel Mister Pip, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Montana Medal for Fiction in 2007 and the Kiriyama Writers’ Prize in 2008, and was later adapted as a motion picture. Among his other most decorated works are The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife and Hand Me Down World.


'Reading is an act of faith. The great gift of literature is this invitation to inhabit the other . . . We don't need a lot materially, but we do need an active imagination.'

Lloyd Jones, The Independent (UK)

'New Zealand writer Lloyd Jones is a master storyteller.'

The Weekend Australian

'We surely have sufficient evidence to trumpet Jones as one of the most significant novelists writing today.'

Sunday Times (UK)

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Short story club - 8 February

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 8 February 2018

The Cage - book club guide

Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is both profound and unsettling. We asked the multi-award winning Kiwi author to share the story's origins and create book club questions to help guide your discussion.