Christine Johnston (writer)
4 January 1950|
Dunedin, New Zealand
|Genre||Fiction, young adult|
|Notable works||Blessed Art Thou Among Women|
|Notable awards||Heinemann Read Fiction Award|
Christine Johnston (born 4 January 1950) is a novelist from New Zealand.
Johnston writes fiction for adults and young adults, both novels and short stories. Her fiction has been broadcast on national radio and appeared in journals, including Landfall, Metro, and Sport. Her writing is often set in the suburbs and towns of New Zealand and deals with everyday aspects of life and interactions, including the Themes also included childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
- Blessed Art Though Among Women (1991)
- Goodbye Molly McGuire (1994), young adult novel
- The Haunting of Lara Lawson (1995), young adult novel
- A Friend of Jack McGuire (1996), young adult novel
- The Shark Bell (2002)
- The End of the Century (1999)
Her reflections on Catholisim are included in the book, The Source of the Song.
Her novel, Blessed Art Though Among Women, won the Heinemann Reed Fiction Award in 1990. In 1994 she was awarded the Robert Burns Fellowship, a literary residency at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. She was the winner of the Unity Books Very Short Story Collection in 2003.
- "Interview with Christine Johnston". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Williams, Mark (1995). The Source of the Song: New Zealand Writers on Catholicism. Victoria University Press.
- "Christine Johnston". New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- "The End of the Century and other stories". Catalogue – Canterbury University Press. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- "The Robert Burns Fellowship". Otago Fellows, University of Otago. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- "The Unity Books Very Short Story Competition". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- Short stories available through the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
- A discussion with Christine Johnston on Christchurch Library's Interviewswith NZ Children's Authors
- Interview with Johnston as part of Burns Fellowship 50th Anniversary
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