Craig Cliff


Craig Cliff was born in Palmerston North in 1983. His first short story collection, A Man Melting, won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book, the judges commenting: ‘This book is of the moment, and is rightly at home on a global platform. Cliff is a talent to watch and set to take the literary world by storm.' His short stories have been published in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom; one of them being selected for Essential New Zealand Short Stories, edited by Owen Marshall.

Author Lives In: Wellington, New Zealand

News and Blog

Sep 11

Favourite Fictional Twins

by Craig Cliff on 11 September 2013

He-man and She-ra. Luke and Leia. Mario and Luigi. If you're thinking about using twins in your fiction, they do come with some baggage.

Random House author, Craig Cliff wins Best First Book for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Books by Craig Cliff

  • The Mannequin Makers, Craig Cliff 0 stars 0 comments
    The Mannequin Makers
    by Craig Cliff

    Published: 01/08/2013

    The Mannequin Makers is at turns a gothic tale of a father’s obsession, a castaway story worthy of a Boy’s Own adventure and a thorny remembrance of past tragedies.