C.K. Stead


Born
in Auckland, New Zealand
October 17, 1932

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Christian Karlson Stead is a New Zealand writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories, and literary criticism.

One of Karl Stead's novels, Smith's Dream, provided the basis for the film Sleeping Dogs, starring Sam Neill; this became the first New Zealand film released in the United States.

Mansfield: A Novel was a finalist for the 2005 Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize and received commendation in the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the South East Asia and South Pacific region.

C. K. Stead was born in Auckland. For much of his career he was Professor of English at the University of Auckland, retiring in 1986 to write full-time. He received a CBE in 1985 and was admitted into the highest honour New Zealand can bestow, the Order of
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Average rating: 3.65 · 1,318 ratings · 180 reviews · 49 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Name Was Judas

3.89 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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The Necessary Angel

3.33 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Smith's Dream

3.50 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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All Visitors Ashore

3.90 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1984 — 9 editions
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Mansfield

3.67 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Risk

2.94 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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The Secret History of Moder...

3.80 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Talking About O'Dwyer

3.46 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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The Death Of The Body

3.40 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1986 — 9 editions
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The Name On the Door is Not...

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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“He repeated that she had to learn to be alone. Once she’d learned that, then she would know how to live with a man without clamouring and demanding and suffering disappointments.”
C.K. Stead, Mansfield

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