Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan is a novelist, poet, short story writer, playwright, critic, editor and biographer. His recent books include the widely acclaimed novel All This By Chance (2017) and Selected Stories (2019), and his poetry collection Things OK With You? is forthcoming in 2020. He has taught at Waikato University and Victoria University. Vincent was born in Auckland in 1937.

Books
Apr 10, 2020

The Friday Poem: Once by Vincent O'Sullivan

A new poem by Vincent O'Sullivan.

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Books
Nov 16, 2018

The Friday Poem: 'After Lucy Tinakori’s Famous Party' by Vincent O'Sullivan

New verse by Dunedin writer Vincent O'Sullivan.

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Books
Jul 26, 2018

Book of the Week: The innumerable pourings of gins and the tiny rituals of swizzle sticks

Vincent O'Sullivan admires Caroline's Bikini by Kirsty Gunn, who continues to write and shape novels like no other New Zealand author.

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Books
Jun 29, 2018

The Friday poem: ‘Lines from way back’ by Vincent O’Sullivan

New verse by Dunedin writer Vincent O'Sullivan.

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Books
Jan 24, 2018

The Nietzsche of Lone Kauri Road: the life and verse of Allen Curnow

Vincent O'Sullivan assesses the 1957 Chrysler of New Zealand writing, Allen Curnow, the subject of a 700-page biography by the late Terry Sturm.

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Books
Mar 28, 2017

Let us now contemplate what to do with Katherine Mansfield’s bones: a proposal by Vincent O’Sullivan

We asked the distinguished Katherine Mansfield scholar Vincent O'Sullivan to comment on the recent attempt by Wellington's mayor to repatriate the bones of Katherine Mansfield.

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