Search - List of Books by Ken Catran

Ken Catran (born on May 16, 1944) is a children's novelist and television screenwriter from New Zealand.

Catran is the author of many teen novels, including Taken at the Flood, Voyage with Jason, Doomfire on Venus, Space Wolf, Jacko Moran:Sniper, Talking to Blue and its sequel Blue Murder. He is perhaps best known for his Deepwater trilogy series and his contribution to the television drama Shortland Street. However, Catran became frustrated with a lack of recognition within the industry (in particular, he penned the famous line, "You're not in Guatemala now, Dr. Ropata," but has never received payment for the numerous times it has been used in publicity), and quit television altogether. Although he did not start writing until his thirties, he has become a prolific and varied writer within the New Zealand literary community.

Ken's television credits include soap operas (Radio Waves, Close to Home) as well as stand-out episodes in the TV drama Mortimer's Patch including two episodes that were the most watched TV programme in New Zealand in their respective weeks: a feat that is unlikely to be repeated.

He also penned Under the Mountain, an 8-episode treatment of the Maurice Gee novel, and in 1981/1982 researched and wrote what critics believe was the best ever quality drama produced in NZ: Hanlon - a biographical law drama. The opening episode treating sympathetically the Minnie Dean case received outstanding reviews and proved Ken's skill as far more than that of a journeyman writer working on formats established by others. It was a writing tour de force.

In 2007, after writing nearly 30 novels, he won the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, a prestigious award for New Zealand children's writers. He resides in Waimate, a township in South Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Total Books: 60
Earth Dragon Fire Hare
2012 - Earth Dragon Fire Hare (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869509415
ISBN-10: 1869509412
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Nina of the Dark
2011 - Nina of the Dark (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781459616226
ISBN-10: 1459616227
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Nina Questor
2011 - Nina Questor [2 Volume Set] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781459620315
ISBN-10: 1459620313
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Voyage with Jason
2010 - Voyage with Jason (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781894965514
ISBN-10: 1894965515
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Teresa Moran Soldier
2007 - Teresa Moran Soldier (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734409638
ISBN-10: 073440963X
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Blue - Die dunkle Wahrheit
2006 - Blue - Die Dunkle Wahrheit (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783401023304
ISBN-10: 3401023306
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Sea of Mutiny
2005 - Sea of Mutiny (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869417079
ISBN-10: 1869417070
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Robert Moran Private
2004 - Robert Moran Private (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734406880
ISBN-10: 0734406886
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Blue
2004 - Blue (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783401023298
ISBN-10: 3401023292
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Odysseus
2003 - Odysseus [Young Adult] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734405203
ISBN-10: 0734405200
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Jacko Moran Sniper
2003 - Jacko Moran Sniper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734405517
ISBN-10: 0734405510
Genre: Children's Books
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Dawn Hawk
2003 - Dawn Hawk [Crime Waves] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734404688
ISBN-10: 0734404689
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Artists are Crazy
2003 - Artists Are Crazy [Truth Behind History] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734404756
ISBN-10: 0734404751
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Letters Form the Coffin-Trenches
2003 - Letters Form the Coffin-trenches (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869415099
ISBN-10: 1869415094
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Fries
2002 - Fries [Takeaway] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780734402660
ISBN-10: 073440266X
Genre: Children's Books
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Tomorrow the Dark
2002 - Tomorrow the Dark (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734404176
ISBN-10: 0734404174
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Talking to Blue
2000 - Talking to Blue [Lothian YA Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734401366
ISBN-10: 0734401361
Genre: Children's Books
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The Golden Prince
2000 - The Golden Prince (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780734400376
ISBN-10: 0734400373
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Black Sister
1999 - Black Sister (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207196799
ISBN-10: 0207196796
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The Onager
1998 - The Onager [Moonstone] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780732257002
ISBN-10: 073225700X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Deepwater Black
1997 - Deepwater Black [H SF] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340727058
ISBN-10: 0340727055
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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1995 - Doomfire on Venus [Solar Colonies] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Ghosts of Triton [Solar Colonies] (Paperback)
1995 - Shadow of Phobos [Solar Colonies] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - The Secret of Boomer Lake [Tui Junior] (Paperback)
1995 - Deepwater Landing [Deepwater] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Deepwater Angels [Deepwater] (Paperback)Paperback
Techno Terror [Thrillogy] (Other)