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Elizabeth Knox

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in Wellington , New Zealand



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Elizabeth Knox was born in Wellington‚ New Zealand‚ and is the author of eleven novels and three novella and a book of essays.


This essay appears in The Fuse Box: Essays on Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters


At some point in every writer’s life they’ll find themselves facing the question, ‘Why write?’ Because it can be a lonely slog, and you have to like it. Because it’s always been difficult to make any money, and it’s even more difficult now.

Young writers, those with fire in their bellies, nev...

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"“And what would you do with Mr. Teal anyway?”

Ghislain’s face softened. “Get him to show me what’s inside him.”


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Samantha Boyette Looking forward to your short story in the Steampunk anthology, only one more to go before I get to it!

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Kim Falconer Thanks for the friendship, Elizabeth. I love your books!

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