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This is an auction for ONE OF BEN’S by Maurice Shadbolt.

From the NZ Book Council’s website:

“Maurice Shadbolt was a major New Zealand fiction writer and playwright. He published numerous novels and collections of short fiction, as well as novellas, non-fiction, and a play. His writing often drew on his family history. Shadbolt won several fellowships and almost every major literary prize, some more than once. He was capped Honorary Doctor of Literature by the University of Auckland in 1997... History is also at the heart of his first autobiographical work, One of Ben’s, a family history of national consequence which mixes the myths and legends of the Shadbolt tribe with those of post-colonisation Pakeha New Zealand. After a gap of almost thirty years Shadbolt returned to the short story with ‘Dove on the Waters’, which won the Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award in 1995. That and two more novella-length stories were published in 1996. Maurice Shadbolt is a major New Zealand writer, with an impressive body of work which also includes successful non-fiction work such as the Shell Guide to New Zealand (1968). In a writing career which now spans five decades he has won fellowhips and almost every major literary prize, some on more than one occasion: the Landfall Prose Award in 1957, the Scholarship in Letters in 1959, 1970 and 1982, the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award in 1963, 1967 and 1995, the Burns Fellowship in 1963, the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in 1998, the James Wattie Award in 1978, 1981 and 1987, and the New Zealand Book Award in 1981. In 1989 he was made CBE . . . “

Hardback 1993.

313 pages + photographs.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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