Elizabeth Knox

Novelist, essayist
The evening light concentrated, till the city and the
topped-up trembling horizon beyond Pencarrow Head would
begin to look like a seaport in someone's lost paradise.
From 'Provenance' in The Love School, Victoria University Press, 2008
photo of Elizabeth Knox

Where to find it

On the steps between Shed 13 and Michel Tuffery’s giant kina sculpture at Kumutoto Wharf.
  • Steps

About the author

Elizabeth Knox is renowned for her imaginative, poetic writing over a wide range of genres. Her first published novel, After Z-Hour (1987), written whilst completing the Original Composition course at Victoria University, was followed by works which explored her childhood and adolescence growing up in Wellington. Her breakthrough novel, The Vintner’s Luck, brought her an international readership and was translated into ten languages. Knox’s work includes novellas, essays, adult fiction, and she achieved further international acclaim with her Dreamhunter Duet for young adults. Her most recent novel, The Absolute Book, was published in 2019.



With thanks to The Deane Endowment Trust