Damien Wilkins


Damien Wilkins is the author of seven novels, including The Miserables (Harcourt, 1993), which won the New Zealand Book Award.

In 2013 he won a Laureate Award from the New Zealand Arts Foundation and published a new novel about Thomas Hardy called Max Gate (Victoria University Press).

He is the Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington.


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EssayABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH the debut series of The X Factor (New Zealand) I started making some notes about why I liked the show. I should add that I liked it un-ironically, though not unreservedly; I'm not insane. Of course...

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