Noel Hilliard Critical Essays

Introduction

Hilliard, Noel 1929–

A New Zealand novelist, short story writer, editor, and author of children's books, Hilliard draws his themes from the two contrasting strains of New Zealand life: the simple and natural traditions of the Maori people, sharply outlined against the urban complexities of the country's European society. Hilliard avoids sentimentality. His characters are sensitively rendered, his settings and plots treated realistically. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12, rev. ed.)