Owen Jones

Date of birth

17 August 1941 at Te Kuiti

Parents

Rev Alan and Jane Jones (nee Marshall)

Married

Jacqueline Hill 1965

Children

Two daughters

Education

  • Blenheim Borough School
  • Timaru Main School
  • Timaru Boys’ High School
  • Canterbury University
  • Christchurch Teachers’ College

Career

  • Deputy Rector Waitaki Boys’ High School
  • Deputy Principal Craighead Diocesan School

Author

‘Supper Waltz Wilson’ 1979, ‘The Master of Big Jingles’ 1982, ‘The Day Hemingway Died’ 1984, ‘The Lynx Hunter’ 1987, ‘The Divided World’ 1989, ‘Tomorrow We Saved the Orphans’ 1992, ‘The Ace of Diamonds Gang’ 1993, ‘Burning Boats’ 1994, ‘Letter from Heaven’ 1995, ‘A Many Coated Man’ 1995, ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ 1995, ‘Harlequin Rex’ 2001, ‘When Gravity Snaps’ 2002

Honours

  • Canterbury University Literary Fellowship 1981
  • PEN Lillian Ida Smith Award for Fiction 1986, 1988
  • Evening Standard and American Express short story awards 1987
  • New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters 1988. Award for achievement 1990
  • Otago University Robert Burns Fellowship 1992
  • Katherine Mansfield Fellowship 1996