Damien Wilkins (writer)

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Damien Wilkins (born 1963 Lower Hutt, New Zealand) is a New Zealand novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is also a singer and songwriter who has released songs through his project the Close Readers. Previously, he had played in the band the Jonahs in the 1980s.[1]

Life[edit]

He was graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 1984. He was assistant editor at Victoria University Press in 1988. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an MFA. Since 1992 he has been a writing tutor in Wellington, New Zealand.[2][3] He teaches at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.[4]

His work has appeared in Sport.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • 1989 Heinemann Reed Fiction Award
  • 1992 Whiting Award
  • 1994 New Zealand Book Award for Fiction

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Miserables. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.
  • Little Masters Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 1996
  • Nineteen Windows under Ash. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2000. ISBN 9780864733955.
  • Chemistry. Granta. 2002. ISBN 978-1-86207-549-8.
  • The Fainter. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780864735300.
  • Somebody Loves Us All. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780864736161.
  • Max Gate. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2013. ISBN 9780864738998.
  • Dad Art. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2016. ISBN 9781776560561.
  • Lifting. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 2017. ISBN 9781776561025.

Short stories[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Jenny Bornholdt, Gregory O'Brien, Mark Williams, eds. (1997). An anthology of New Zealand poetry in English. Oxford University Press New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-19-558338-0.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)

Editor[edit]

  • Great Sporting Moments: The best of Sport magazine 1988-2004, Victoria University Press, 2005.


Albums[edit]

  • Group Hug (Austin, 2011)
  • The Lines Are Open (Austin, 2014)

References[edit]

External links[edit]