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Geoff Cush and Elizabeth Knoxx are New Zealand authors. Is it possible that we can find...

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ketaina | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 6, 2013 at 12:06 AM via web

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Geoff Cush and Elizabeth Knoxx are New Zealand authors. Is it possible that we can find insightful info on these authors and their works and books especially Son of France by Geoff Cush and The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knoxx?

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currerbell | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted June 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM (Answer #1)

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Geoff Cush is from Wellington. His novel, Son of France, set in 1930, imagines that New Zealand hd been colonized by the French rather than the English. Only Wellington remains a "free port," out of the clutches of the French. Son of France was selected as one of 2002's New Zealand's best novels of the year by the New Zealand Herald. 

Cush is a novelist, journalist, and playwright. His first novel, God Help the Queen was published in 1987. He has also enjoyed success in playwriting, particularly with the staging of his 1993 work Capital Punishment of Animals

The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knoxx is set in 1808. An angel names Xas visits a writer named Sobran. The two make a pact to meet every year on the night they met and drink wine. 

Knoxx's 1999 novel, her first to be published outside of New Zealand, has been translated into nine languages and has won numerous awards, including the New Zealand Reader's Choice and Booksellers' Choice awards.

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