PEARSON, Bill. (William Harrison Pearson). New Zealander, b. 1922. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Essays. Career: Associate Professor of English, University of Auckland, 1970 until Retirement, 1986 (Lecturer, 1954-66). Teacher, Blackball School, 1942, and Oxford District High School, 1949, New Zealand, and in London County Council Schools, 1952-53; Sr. Research Fellow, Dept. of Pacific History, Australian National University, Canberra, 1967-69. Publications: Coal Flat, 1963, 5th ed. 1985; (ed.) Collected Stories 1935-63, by Frank Sargeson, 1964; Henry Lawson among Maoris, 1968; (ed.) Brown Man's Burden and Later Stories, by Roderick Finlayson, 1973; Fretful Sleepers and Other Essays, 1974; Rifled Sanctuaries: Some Views of the Pacific Islands in Western Literature to 1900, 1984; Six Stories, 1991. Died 2002.