Owen Marshall: Selected Stories

Author(s): Owen Marshall (ed Vincent O'Sullivan)

New Zealand Literature

Peter Simpson in reviewing Owen Marshall's stories in the New Zealand Listener wrote: 'Marshall is held in uncommon affection by New Zealand readers -- generally we admire and respect rather than love our writers.' This love is perhaps evoked not just by the superb quality of Marshall's writing but because his stories so precisely capture his fellow New Zealanders and their country. From the provinces to the cities, the remote landscapes to journeying overseas, Marshall's stories show a deep understanding of who and where we are. From the substantial body of work created over the last thirty years, Vincent O'Sullivan has selected sixty stories that give a wide representation of Marshall's range. He once wrote that short stories should aspire to a combination of 'intransigence and poetry', both of which are evident in this fine selection.

This collection first published September 2008.


Product Information

Novelist, short-story writer and poet, Owen Marshall has written or edited twenty-three books to date. Awards for his fiction include the New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters, fellowships at Otago and Canterbury universities and the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France. In 2000 he received the ONZM for services to literature and his novel HARLEQUIN REX won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction. In 2002 the University of Canterbury awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, and in 2005 appointed him an adjunct professor. Born in 1941, Owen Marshall has spent almost all his life in South Island towns, and has an affinity with provincial New Zealand.

General Fields

  • : 9781869419585
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 1.013
  • : September 2008
  • : 203mm X 137mm X 46mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Owen Marshall (ed Vincent O'Sullivan)
  • : Paperback
  • : Very Good
  • : 622