Author(s): Owen Marshall
Winner of 2000 montana Fiction medal. With the advent of the new millenium comes a new disease - Harlequin Rex - and a variety of reactions to it. The men and women in Owen Marshall's new novel find themselves caught up in a terrifying novelty, and all must cope as best they can. Their response is influenced as much by the past as by present events however, those formative things which lie far back in us all - guilt, loyalty, compromise and love, especially love.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Deutz Medal for Fiction 2000.
Novelist, short story writer and poet. Awards for his fiction include the New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters, fellowships at Otago and Canterbury universities and the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France. In 2000 he received the ONZM for services to literature and his novel HARLEQUIN REX won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction. In 2002 the University of Canterbury awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, and in 2003 he was the inaugural recipient of the Creative New Zealand Writers' Fellowship.