Maurice Gee has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Deutz Medal for "Live Bodies".
Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers. He has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Britain and numerous awards and prizes in New Zealand. He is the author of both adult and children's novels, including the award-winning trilogy Plumb.
'He deserves to be regarded as one of the finest writers at work in the English speaking world.' Sunday Times