Elizabeth Knox joined us at this years Leipzig Book Fair. She is one of New Zealand's most successful contemporary fiction writers. Her writing draws from a variety of genres and she has published several novels for adults and children, as well as autobiographical novellas.
Her best known novel, The Vintner's Luck (1998), was a huge success with readers and critics alike, winning the Deutz Medal for Fiction and the inaugural Tasmania Pacific Region Prize (2001), and in 2009 was made into a film.
The two volumes from Knox’s first young adult series, The Dreamhunter Duet (Dreamhunter and Dreamquake) were described as a “Mansfield-meets-Mahy fantasy” and highly-awarded. In 2008 she published The Love School, an anthology of her non-fiction writing.
Knox was the recipient of a 2000 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award and was awarded an ONZM for her services to literature in 2002.
Her forthcoming novel, Wake, is a suspenseful supernatural thriller revolving around a horrible disaster which occurs in a New Zealand town. Survivors find themselves trapped in town of corpses as they try to solve the mystery of the event.
Victoria University Press Publication July 2012
Approximately 300 pages, 210 x 138 mm, Paperback
World rights available, excluding New Zealand
For New Zealand rights enquiries and translation inquiries: Fergus Barrowman, firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries about world English language rights, excluding New Zealand: Natasha Fairweather, nfairweather@APWatt.co.uk
For more information on this publisher, please visit www.victoria.ac.nz/vup