2023 Programmes

Karl Stead

Karl Stead
Photo by Francesco Guidicini


C. K. Stead is a distinguished, award-winning novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Auckland. He was the New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2015–2017, has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction and is a Member of the Order of New Zealand. His most recent book is poetry collection Say I Do This and among his many works is the novel Mansfield, spanning three years of the life of Katherine Mansfield.