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Writing Wellington: Twenty Years of Victoria University Writing Fellows


Stevan Eldred-Grigg (b. 1952) is a fiction writer, autobiographer and social historian, especially of Canterbury. Historical works such as A Southern Gentry (1980) and Pleasures of the Flesh: Sex and Drugs in Colonial New Zealand (1984) were followed by the award-winning novel Oracles and Miracles (1987), The Shining City (1991), Blue Blood (1997) and others, all drawing on the social, cultural and literary history of Canterbury. My History, I think (1994) is a memoir.