CK Stead

CK Stead is a living legend of New Zealand letters as a poet, novelist, critic, and essayist. His most recent book is Necessary Angel, a novel set in France, and published in 2017. Karl was born in Auckland in 1932.

Books
Jul 6, 2018

The Friday Poem: 'Witchy Wellington' by CK Stead

New verse from Auckland writer CK Stead.

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Books
Aug 24, 2017

The Thursday Poem: 'The laureate’s last…' by CK Stead

Every day this week the Spinoff Review of Books is publishing a new poem in the build-up to the Phantom Billstickers national poetry day on Friday. Today: ‘The laureate's last...' by CK Stead

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Books
May 15, 2017

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards: A short story by CK Stead

Who will laugh like a loon and who will cry bitter tears at Tuesday night's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards? CK Stead is shortlisted for the fiction prize; we usually give fiction a really wide swerve at the Spinoff, but today we present his short story 'Marriage Americano', taken from his shortlisted book, The Name on the Door is Not Mine.

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Oct 30, 2015
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Oct 9, 2015

Books: “I Do Not Understand” – CK Stead Reviews Patrick Evans

Patrick Evans's latest novel tells the dark, funny story of a New Zealand writer who wins the Nobel Prize. CK Stead tries to make sense of it.

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