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30 Sep 2011: C.K. Stead

C.K. Stead: His recent work, the Berlin Festival and a reading  of poems

Date: 30th September 2011

Time: 6pm

Room: Rm 151 Malet Street, Birkbeck (Off Torrington Square)

C.K. Stead, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland, is the author of a dozen novels, and has many volumes of poems recently gathered in Collected Poems 1951-2006.  He is also known as a critic of twentieth century modernism and of New Zealand literature, including Katherine Mansfield. He was awarded a CBE in 1985 and in 2007 his country’s highest honour, the ONZ. His recent work includes: Talking About O'Dwyer (1999), The Right Thing (2000), The Writer at Work: Essays (2000) ,  The Secret History of Modernism (2001) , Dog (2002),  Kin of Place: Essays on 20 New Zealand writers (2002),  Mansfield: a novel (2004) , My Name Was Judas (2006), The Black River (2007), Ischaemia (winning poem of the 2010 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine)

C.K. Stead will be in the UK and Bogliasco in Italy on a Visiting Fellowship.