Maurice Shadbolt (4518 words)


Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt (1932-2004) was increasingly recognised during his lifetime as a major New Zealand novelist and short-story writer, and received nearly every relevant prize and award then available. He had set out to be the first locally-domiciled New Zealander to make a living as a full-time author, supplementing his income from fiction-writing with earnings from much miscellaneous writing and free-lance journalism, and in this he succeeded.

His accolades include, in 1957, the Landfall Prose Award; in 1959, 1970, and 1982, the State Scholarship in Letters; in 1963, 1967, and 1995, the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award; in 1963, the Robert Burns Fellowship, with residence in Dunedin; in 1969, …

Citation: Ross, John C.. "Maurice Shadbolt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 April 2021 [, accessed 09 August 2022.]

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