Jones, Lloyd

About Lloyd Jones

Biography (British Council)



The Cage.” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 87, no. 3, 2019

Tiernan, Bridget. “The Princess and the Fog.” Child Care in Practice, vol. 24, no. 3, 2018

Finnell, Joshua. “Paint Your Wife.” Library Journal, vol. 141, no. 2, 2016

Paint Your Wife.” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 84, no. 2, 2016

Newberry, Brooke. “The Princess and the Fog: A Story for Children with Depression.” School Library Journal, vol. 61, no. 11, 2015

Kinney, Eloise. “A History of Silence.” Booklist, vol. 110, no. 16, 2014

76. “A History of Silence: A Memoir.” Library Journal, vol. 139, no. 8, 2014

Beck, Evelyn. “Hand Me Down World.” Library Journal, vol. 136, no. 13, 2011

Bettencourt, Donna. “Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance.” Library Journal, vol. 133, no. 19, 2008

Pusateri, Chris. “Mister Pip.” Library Journal, vol. 132, no. 12, 2007



"Interview with Lloyd Jones." Christchurch City Council Libraries, 2002



Bednarski, Aleksander. “Windows into the Myth: A Pictorial Reading of Lloyd Jones's See How They Run.” Image & Narrative, vol. 19, no. 2, 2018

Łyczkowski, Rafał. “Literature That Saves: Matilda as a Reader of Great Expectations in Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones.” Text Matters, vol. 7, 2017

Butter, Stella. “The Literary Making of Home(land): Transnational Fictions of Home in Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip.” Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, vol. 23, no. 2, 2014

Sutton, John, and Evelyn B. Tribble. “'The Creation of Space': Narrative Strategies, Group Agency and Skill in Lloyd Jones' The Book of Fame.” Mindful Aesthetics: Literature and the Science of Mind. New York, Danta and Growth (eds.), 2014

Dvořák, Marta. “Rejoinders in a Planetary Dialogue: J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, Lloyd Jones, et al. in Dialogue with Absent Texts.” Crosstalk: Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue, Brydon and Dvořák (eds.), 2012

Wilson, Janet. "Antipodean Rewritings of Great ExpectationsPeter Carey's Jack Maggs (1997) and Lloyd Jones's Mister Pip (2007)." The Shadow of the Precursor, Glenn (ed.), 2012

Korkut-Nayki, Nil. “How to Do Things with Words and Texts: Literature and Rewriting as Performance in Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip.” English Studies, vol. 93, no. 1, 2012

Norridge, Zoë. “From Wellington to Bougainville: Migrating Meanings and the Joys of Approximation in Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 45, no. 1, 2010

Lawn, Jennifer. “What the Dickens: Storytelling and Intertextuality in Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip.” Floating Worlds: Essays on Contemporary New Zealand Fiction, Jackson and Stafford (eds.), 2009

Taylor, Beverly. “Discovering New Pasts: Victorian Legacies in the Postcolonial Worlds of Jack Maggs and Mister Pip.” Victorian Studies, vol. 52, no. 1, 2009



Autobiography/Life Writing

A History of Silence: A Family Memoir (2014)

Looking Back: A Self-Portrait (2011)

Just a Boy from the Bush (1989)



The Cage (2018)

See How They Run (2012)

Hand Me Down World (2007)

Mister Pip (2006)

Paint Your Wife (2004)

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance (2001)

The Book of Fame (2000)

Choo Woo (1999)

This House has Three Walls (1997)

Biografi: An Albanian Quest (1993)

Splinter (1988)

Gilmore’s Diary (1985)


Children's and Young Adult's Books

With Ian MacDonald (Illustr.): The Nervous Knight: A Story about Overcoming Worries and Anxiety (2021)

The Princess and the Fog: A Story for Children with Depression (2015)

With Timon Maxey (Illustr.): Everything You Need to Know from Your Backyard to the Galaxies by Simon Eliot (2005)

With Timon Maxey (Illustr.): Even More Things You Need to Know about the World by Simon Eliot (2005)

With Timon Maxey (Illustr.): Everything You Need to Know about the Worldby Simon Eliot (2004)

With Greame Gash (Illustr.): Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer (2003)


Short Story Collections

The Man in the Shed (2009)

Swimming to Australia and Other Stories (1991)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

With Euan Macleod (Illustr.). High Wire, 2020

Still: Nigel Swinn (2012)

As Editor: Into the Field of Play (1992)

As Editor: Hearts of Gold: New Zealand at the Olympic Games: A Listener Special Souvenir (1988)

With Bruce Foster: Last Saturday, 1984


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Euan Macleod's Book Collaboration "High Wire" (with Writer Lloyd Jones) July 2020. YouTube, 19 Jul. 2020

Interview with Lloyd Jones., 28 Oct. 2014

The Christchurch Earthquake Shook Loose Lloyd Jones' Families' Secrets., 8 Oct. 2013

Lloyd Jones Talks About A History of Silence. YouTube, 30 Aug. 2013

Lloyd Jones Talks About Hand Me Down World. YouTube, 9 Dec. 2012

Author Lloyd Jones on Mister Pip. YouTube, 7 Dec. 2007