WILLIAMS, Mark. New Zealander, b. 1951. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Auckland, New Zealand, junior lecturer, 1976-78, tutor in English, 1984; University of Canterbury, New Zealand, temporary lecturer in American studies, 1985, lecturer, 1992-93, senior lecturer in English, 1994-, associate professor, 2001-; University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, lecturer in English, 1986-91; writer. Judge of book awards. Publications: Leaving the Highway: Six Contemporary New Zealand Novelists, 1990; Patrick White, 1992; (comp.) Postcolonial Literatures in English: Southeast Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific, 1996. EDITOR: The Caxton Press Anthology: New Zealand Poetry, 1972-1986, 1987; (with G. McGregor) Dirty Silence: Aspects of Language and Literature in New Zealand, 1991; (with A. Riach) The Radical Imagination: Lectures and Talks by Wilson Harris, 1992; (with E. Alley) In the Same Room: Conversations with New Zealand Writers, 1992; (with J. Bornholdt and G. O'Brien) An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English, 1997. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of stories, articles, and reviews to periodicals. Address: Dept of English, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand.