Winner of Viva la Novella VI
Avi Duckor-Jones is an Auckland-based writer. Although trained as a lawyer, Avi gained his MA in creative writing from Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters in 2013. His travel writing has been published by BBC Travel, The NZ Listener and Lonely Planet. Avi has worked as a writing instructor and trip leader for National Geographic, directed a school in Ghana, and is the recent winner of NZ Survivor.
Many Rewards in Potent Debut – NZ Herald
‘Duckor-Jones is a lyrical magician and it would be ideal if he writes plenty more books.’ Avid Reader
‘a vivid depiction of a man trying to reconcile himself to a cruel past by punishing his body in endurance swimming.’ ANZ Lit Lovers
‘the perfect novella – a compelling, intimate story brought to life by the lithe and mesmerising prose of a born story-teller'.’ Sydney Review of Books