Jackson C. Payne is an Auckland-based writer. He returned to New Zealand this year after nearly a decade abroad, where he worked as furniture removalist, a shoemaker, and a case manager in homelessness, among other things. He just finished writing his first collection of short stories, and a short film and documentary he wrote are both in post-production. Jackson was born in Wellington in 1986.
A semi-fictional memoir by Jackson C. Payne, son of the late Bill Payne, ex-con, winner of the 1993 Sargeson Literary Fellowship, author of a classic book about New Zealand gangs, and writer in residence at the Alhambra in Three Lamps.