Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Stevan Eldred-Grigg is an award-winning novelist and historian who grew up in New Zealand and graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University. His books provoke passionate responses, both positive and negative. One reviewer sums him up this way: ‘He can swoop from the historical to the contemporary, from lyric to polemic, from fiction to faction. He’s unsettling as well as absorbing.’ Oracles and Miracles is based on the lives of his warm, mouthy, wisecracking mother and aunts, who grew up dirt poor in the rusty working-class districts of Christchurch.