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Glenn Colquhoun (1964–) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Writings

Born 1964, in South Auckland, New Zealand. Education: Trained for the ministry; University of Auckland, degree (English); earned M.D.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Steele Roberts Publishing, Box 9321, Wellington, New Zealand.


Physician and author. Worked variously as a builder and cook; Whangarei Hospital, doctor; Waikato Hospital, doctor. New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, judge, 2002.

Honors Awards

Jessie Mackay NZSA Best First Book Award for Poetry, Montata New Zealand Book Awards, 2000, for The Art of Walking Upright; Montana New Zealand Book Award in poetry, and Readers Choice Award, both 2003, both for Playing God; Prize in Modern Letters (New Zealand), 2004.



Uncle Glenn and Me, illustrated by Kevin Wildman, Reed (Auckland, New Zealand), 1999.

Uncle Glenn and Me Too, illustrated by Kevin Wildman, Reed (Auckland, New Zealand), 2004.

Mr Short, Mr Thin, Mr Bald and Mr Dog, illustrated by Nicky Slade-Robinson, Stede Roberts (Auckland, New Zealand), 2005.


The Art of Walking Upright, Steele Roberts Publishing (Wellington, New Zealand), 1999.

Playing God, Steele Roberts (Wellington, New Zealand), 2002.

Jumping Ship, Four Winds Press (Wellington, New Zealand), 2004.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Landfall, May, 2004, Claire Hero, review of Playing God, p. 200.

M2 Best Books, March 16, 2004, "Poet Doctor Wins New Zealand's Prize in Modern Letters."

Magpies, May, 2005, review of Uncle Glenn and Me Too, p. 6.


New Zealand Book Council Web site, http://www.bookcouncil.org/nz/ (October 20, 2005), "Glenn Colquhoun."

New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre Web site, http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/ (August 1, 2003), "Glenn Colquhoun."

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