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Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is a full-time writer and journalist. He was born in 1955 in Wellington, where he still lives, and graduated from Victoria University, then worked as a journalist and consultant, but always remained a committed writer. He has also held the Scholarship in Letters and other awards.


Selected bibliography:
  • Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer illustrated by Graeme Gash (Mallinson Rendel 2003).
  • Everything You Need to Know about the World by Simon Eliot illustrated by Timon Maxey (Four Winds Press 2004).
  • Even More Things You Need to Know about the World by Simon Eliot illustrated by Timon Maxey (Four Winds Press 2005).


  • Katherine Mansfield Fellow 1989.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2004 Picture Book shortlist for Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer.
  • Creative NZ Berlin Writers' Residency 2007.



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