The Yellow Buoy Hardcover – 15 Aug 2013
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It's dusk. The train glides out of the station and soon we're racing through flat snowy fields. The grey sky is streaked with primrose, I open CK Stead's The Yellow Buoy - and I'm hooked. Stead needs no introduction. He's one of our most prolific, versatile and internationally renowned writers.
- Sarah Quigley, The Listener, NZ
"Whether measured against Stead's ample poetic oeuvre or against the recent works of esteemed international poets, The Yellow Buoy is a profound, accessible and engaging collection."
- Siobhan Harvey, Dominion Post Weekend, NZ
"Siobhan Harvey, Dominion Post Weekend [...] Altogether, this is a book to read and reread for sheer entertainment blended with deep wisdom, humanity and poetic skill."
About the Author
Christian Karlson Stead was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1932. Internationally, acclaimed, he has published more than forty volumes of fiction, poetry, memoir and criticism. Stead's numerous prizes and honours include the 2009 New Zeland's Prime Minister's Award for Fiction, a 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Award for his Collected Poems, the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award and the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine in 2010. Stead was awarded a CBE in 1986