Lasenby, Jack

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LASENBY, Jack. New Zealander, b. 1931. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Novellas/Short stories. Career: Worked as deer culler, possum trapper, and teacher, c. 1950-68; New Zealand Department of Education, Wellington, editor of School Journal, 1969-75; Wellington Teachers' College, Wellington, senior lecturer in English, 1975-87; full-time writer, 1987-; Frank Sargeson Fellow, 1991; Writing Fellow: Victoria University of Wellington, 1993, Dunedin College of Education, 1995. Publications: CHILDREN'S FICTION: Charlie the Cheeky Kea, 1976; Rewi the Red Deer, 1976. NOVELS: The Lake, 1987; The Mangrove Summer, 1989; The Conjuror (young adult), 1992; Harry Wakatipu, 1993; Dead Man's Head, 1994; The Waterfall, 1995; The Battle of Poole Island, 1996; Because We Were the Travellers (young adult), 1997; Taur (young adult), 1998; The Shaman and the Droll, 1999; The Lies of Harry Wakatipu, 2000. SHORT STORIES: Uncle Trev, 1991; Uncle Trev and the Great South Island Plan, 1991; Uncle Trev and the Treaty of Waitangi, 1992; Uncle Trev's Teeth, 1997. Address: 137 Aro St., Wellington 6006, New Zealand. Online address: [email protected]