About the Author

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Ian Richards was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, in 1958. He holds a Master of Arts from Queen Mary College, London University, and a PhD from Massey University. He is the author of: Everyday Life in Paradise(short stories) 1991; To Bed at Noon: The Life and Art of Maurice Duggan (biography) 1997; A Reader's Guide to the Stories of Maurice Duggan (criticism) 1998; Reading New Zealand Writing--Reviews: 1990--2001 (criticism) 2002; Kuromaku (novel) 2005; and Do-It-Yourself History: A Commentary on Maurice Shadbolt's 'Ben's Land' (criticism) 2007. He lives in Japan.

You can visit Ian Richards's New Zealand Book Council Homepage at http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/richardsian.html.

You can contact Ian Richards at: richard@lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp

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