C. K. Stead
Christian Karlson Stead ONZ (* October 17, 1932 in Auckland ) is a New Zealand writer, literary critic and editor.
Stead studied at the University of Auckland (MA 1955) and received his doctorate in 1961 at the University of Bristol. He then taught at the University of Auckland, where he was Professor of Literature since 1968. In 1986 he retired and focused solely on his literary activity.
Since 2007 he is a member of the Order of New Zealand, the highest honor in New Zealand.
- Smith's dream ( 1971, filmed as Sleeping dogs - Sleeping Dogs )
- Crossing the bar ( 1972)
- In the glass case (1981 )
- Five for the symbol (1981 )
- Geographies (1982 )
- All visitors ashore (1984 )
- The death of the body (1986 )
- The new poetic (1964, revised 1987)
- Between ( 1988)
- Sister Hollywood ( 1989)
- The blind blonde with candles in her hair (1998)
- Dog ( 2002)
- My name what Judas (2006)
- The Black River ( 2007)
- South West of Eden (A Memoir, 1932-1956, 2009)
- Ischaemia (2010 award-winning poem by the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine )