Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones


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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Lloyd Jones was born in 1955 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, a place which has become a frequent setting and subject for his subsequent works of fiction. He studied at Victoria University, and has worked as a journalist and consultant as well as a writer. His recent novels are: Biografi (1993); Choo Woo (1998); Here At The End of the World We Learn to Dance (2002); Paint Your Wife (2004);and Mister Pip (2007). He is also the author of a collection of short stories, Swimming to Australia (1991).

In 2003, he published a children's picture book, Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer, and this was followed by Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot (2004), a book for 9-14 year olds. He compiled Into the Field of Play: New Zealand Writer
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Average rating: 3.65 · 18,439 ratings · 2,402 reviews · 54 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mister Pip

3.67 avg rating — 15,805 ratings — published 2006 — 72 editions
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Hand Me Down World

3.56 avg rating — 1,374 ratings — published 2010 — 32 editions
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Here at the End of the Worl...

3.43 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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The Book of Fame

3.77 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2000 — 17 editions
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A History of Silence: a memoir

3.29 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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The Cage

3.40 avg rating — 101 ratings5 editions
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Biografi: A Traveler's Tale

3.42 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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Paint Your Wife

3.41 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Man in the Shed

2.86 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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This House Has Three Walls

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“I had found a new friend. The surprising thing is where I’d found him – not up a tree or sulking in the shade, or splashing around in one of the hill streams, but in a book. No one had told us kids to look there for a friend. Or that you could slip inside the skin of another. Or travel to another place with marshes, and where, to our ears, the bad people spoke like pirates. ”
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip
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“You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.”
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“Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”
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