Patrick Evans

Patrick Evans lectured in New Zealand literature at the University of Canterbury from 1970-2015. He has published two literary histories, four novels and a number of plays performed in New Zealand and Australia. His first novel Being Eaten Alive is visible in a bookshelf behind Michael Caine's shoulder in the film Educating Rita (1983), and may therefore be thought to have been filmed.

Books
Jan 11, 2016

Summer Reissue: "We Liked Janet Frame Til We Read Her" – An Essay by Patrick Evans

Is there any New Zealand writer deserving of the Nobel Prize for Literature? Patrick Evans suggests the strongest candidate is Patricia Grace.

Read on.

Books
Oct 6, 2015

Books: "We Liked Janet Frame Til We Read Her" – An Essay on Why a New Zealand Writer Has Never Won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Is there any New Zealand writer deserving of the Nobel Prize for Literature? Patrick Evans suggests the strongest candidate is Patricia Grace.

Read on.


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