You can listen to him and ask questions at a public meeting in Kapiti Community Centre next Sunday afternoon, 9 September, at 2.30 p.m.
From Lower Hutt to Bougainville
Lloyd’s early novels were set in his native Lower Hutt, but since then have migrated to England (The Book of Fame), Argentina (Here at the end of the World We Learn to Dance), Albania (Biografi) and Bougainville (Mister Pip).
All have strong stories, characters and ideas. The Book of Fame, for instance, narrates the All Blacks’ tour of 1905, portraying the players’ personalities, emotional lives and relationships, as well as the triumphant victories that fed New Zealand’s growing sense of national identity.
Awards for these novels include the Montana Book Award (four times), the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction (2007).
‘The Cage’ and its challenges
Always a provocative writer, his latest book, The Cage, challenges our attitudes to people we see as ‘alien’. The setting may or may not be New Zealand. This is just one of the issues it raises!
Lloyd Jones is visiting Kapiti not long after appearing at the Christchurch Book Festival.
The event is hosted by Friends of Kapiti Coast District Libraries. Refreshments will be served. Entry is by koha.