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Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His best-known novel is Mister Pip, which won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the 2008 Kiriyama Prize Fiction Category, the 2008 Montana Award for Readers Choice, the Montana Fiction Awardand the Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry. It was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and has been made into a major feature film, directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek and Narnia). His other books include, Hand Me Down World, The Book of Fame—which won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize,  Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance and Biografi. He has also published a collection of short stories, The Man in the Shed. Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington.

Sessions artist is participating in

Thu 1–2PM Lloyd Jones

VENUE: Holland Park Library


Author talk and book signing with Lloyd Jones,  author of Mr Pip and A History of Silence. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.


Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries


Artist Lloyd Jones
Date Thursday 5th
Time Thu 1–2PM
Venue Libraries
Type Free
Tickets Free
Fri 2–3PM Keeping it in the Family

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ


Lloyd Jones and Kristina Olsson have each unraveled lost or unknown stories of their family histories and laid bare painful truths. They talk to Kathleen Noonan about secrets and memory and how we write about family.


Presented by State Library of Queensland


Artist Lloyd Jones
Kristina Olsson
Kathleen Noonan
Date Friday 6th
Time Fri 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Type Session
Tickets $12-$16
Sat 11:30AM–12:30PM Lloyd Jones

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q

Celebrated New Zealand author and Man Booker Prize finalist Lloyd Jones discusses his life, writing career and literary influences.


Artist Lloyd Jones
Kari Gislason
Date Saturday 7th
Time Sat 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Type Session
Tickets $12-$16