Search - List of Books by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Stevan Treleaven Eldred-Grigg Born 1952 is the New Zealand author of nine novels, five history books and several short stories.

Born in Greymouth, New Zealand, he was one of nine children of a mining official and a housewife living in the small mining town of Blackball. His family is of Cornish descent. Stevan was brought up in the West Coast and Canterbury. He graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1975 with an MA in History before obtaining a PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1975.

Initially a writer of non-fiction historical books, Eldred-Grigg published three works, A Southern Gentry, a history of landowning families in Canterbury during the 19th century, A New History of Canterbury, a general history of the province written since the 1960s, and Pleasures of the Flesh, a book about prostitution, drugs and sexuality in colonial New Zealand. In 1987 he wrote his first fiction work, Oracles and Miracles, the story of two sisters growing up in Christchurch before and during World War II. Since then he has written several fiction and non-fiction books.

Eldred-Grigg is the first New Zealander to have had a novel published in Mandarin when his 1987 novel, Oracles and Miracles, was published in China in 2002 under the new title Sheng Xian Qi Ji.

Eldred-Grigg has lived in Mexico City, Iowa City, Berlin and Shanghai. He is currently based in Wellington. His most recent book, Diggers, Hatters & Whores is a history of gold rushes in New Zealand.

He is divorced, and has three sons.

Literary Works   more �

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Total Books: 12
Blue blood
1999 - Blue Blood (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780140264845
ISBN-10: 0140264841
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The Rich
1996 - The Rich (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140257403
ISBN-10: 0140257403
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Mum
1995 - Mum (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140252446
ISBN-10: 0140252444
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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My History I Think
1994 - My History I Think (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140241860
ISBN-10: 0140241868
Genre: History
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Oracles and Miracles
1988 - Oracles and Miracles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140099270
ISBN-10: 0140099271
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pleasures of the flesh Sex  drugs in colonial New Zealand 1840-1915
Pleasures of the Flesh Sex Drugs in Colonial New Zealand 1840-1915 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780589015121
ISBN-10: 0589015125
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New Zealand working people 1890-1990
New Zealand Working People 1890-1990 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780864691248
ISBN-10: 0864691246
Genre: History
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Kaput
Kaput (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587215544
ISBN-10: 1587215543
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Shanghai Boy
Shanghai Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869417932
ISBN-10: 1869417933
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