Craig Cliff

Craig Cliff

Craig Cliff is the author of the novel The Mannequin Makers (Vintage, 2013) and the story collection A Man Melting, which won Best First Book in the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

In 2013 he took part in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

He lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife and daughter.



FictionThe tumult and the shouting dies;The Captains and the Kings depart…Rudyard Kipling, ‘Recessional’ SAM COMES UP to her at work. He’s wearing his favourite shirt, the grey one with the Portofino cuffs he says make him feel like a secret...

Parents in decline

FictionEVERYTHING IS FINE and then one day it isn't. Rogue jets on shower nozzles start spraying at odd angles, getting us in the eye when we open the shower door. Bathmats never seem to dry. When we eat toast...

Offshore service

Fiction'WHAT DO YOU call a Kiwi with a harem?' Bernie asked over the intercom, hardly pausing for a response. 'A shepherd.''Good one, Bern,' Anton said. He pulled up gently on the collective and we rose further above the small...

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