Search - List of Books by James McNeish

James McNeish (1931-), a New Zealand novelist, playwright and biographer was born in Auckland in 1931 and travelled the world as a young man - working as a deckhand on a Norwegian freighter in 1958, and recording folk music in 21 countries. He worked in the Theatre Workshop in London with Joan Littlewood, and was influenced by her spirit of socially committed drama. He worked as a free-lance programme- and documentary-maker for the BBC Radio's Features Department in the 1960s. He also wrote for The Guardian and The Observer. He spent three years in Sicily with Danilo Dolci, the non-violent anti-Mafia reformer, and wrote Fire under the Ashes (1965, London: Hodder and Stoughton ) a biographical account of Dolci's life which is remarkable for its objectivity and clarity. He has written some 25 books.

James McNeish's writing has been the subject of critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Besides New Zealand, his books are set in Sicily, London, Israel and New Caledonia. He has been described as prolific by the Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. His book "Lovelock" was nominated for the 1986 Booker Prize.

In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious National Library of New ZealandResearch Fellowship, allowing him to research the lives and friendships of five prominent New Zealanders who attended Oxford University in the 1930s - four of them Rhodes Scholars.It has been said about him that among New Zealand novelists, he remains "the wild card". He lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife.

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Total Books: 25
The Crime of Huey Dunstan
2010 - The Crime of Huey Dunstan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781921656446
ISBN-10: 1921656441
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Mr Halliday and the Circus Master
1996 - Mr Halliday and the Circus Master (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780908990382
ISBN-10: 0908990383
Genre: Literature & Fiction

My Name is Paradiso
1995 - My Name Is Paradiso (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780908990276
ISBN-10: 0908990278
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1995 - Mackenzie (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780908877584
ISBN-10: 0908877587

Penelope's Island
1990 - Penelope's Island (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340507018
ISBN-10: 0340507012

1983 - Joy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340320150
ISBN-10: 034032015X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Belonging conversations with men and women who have chosen to make Israel their home
Glass Zoo
1976 - Glass Zoo (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340202050
ISBN-10: 034020205X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Larks in a Paradise New Zealand Portraits
1975 - Larks in a Paradise New Zealand Portraits (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780002114974
ISBN-10: 0002114976

Mackenzie Affair
1974 - Mackenzie Affair (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340166086
ISBN-10: 0340166088

Walking on my feet ARD Fairburn 1904-1957  a kind of biography
Belonging (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030467967
ISBN-10: 0030467969

The man from nowhere  other prose
The Man From Nowhere Other Prose (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780908877072
ISBN-10: 0908877072

The Mask of Sanity The Bain Murders
The Mask of Sanity the Bain Murders (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780908990467
ISBN-10: 0908990464
Genre: Nonfiction

Dance of the Peacocks New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung