Hamish Clayton


Hamish Clayton was born in Hawke’s Bay in 1977.

He holds degrees in Art History and English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, where he is currently working on a PhD about the New Zealand novelist David Ballantyne.

His first novel, Wulf (Penguin, 2011), won the Best First Book Award for Fiction at the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012.


The lie of the land

EssayTHIS IS THE biography of a painting I've known my whole life. At least, there hasn't been a time when I can't remember the painting that used to hang in the long, darkened hallway of my grandparents' house on...

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