Damien Wilkins is one of New Zealand’s leading writers. He is the author of short stories, poetry and seven novels, including the New Zealand Book Award-winning The Miserables and The Fainter, which was shortlisted for both the Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
He lives in Wellington, where he is the Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.
Praise for Damien Wilkins
‘Wilkins is brilliant at character … the writing is full of verve. Wilkins has an eye for telling detail, a great ear for dialogue and a dark sense of humour.’ The Guardian
‘Wilkins’s characters are individual, unpredictable and real’ Independent on Sunday
‘Wilkins can command a breathtakingly supple literary style’ New York Times
‘An antipodean A. M. Homes’ The Guardian
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