Vincent O’Sullivan is the author of three acclaimed novels: Let the River Stand, Believers to the Bright Coast and All This by Chance. He has written many plays and collections of short stories and poems, and several libretti. Being Here: Selected Poems was published in 2015 and Selected Stories in 2019; his most recent poetry collection is Things OK With You? (2021). He was joint editor of the five-volume Letters of Katherine Mansfield, and has edited a number of major anthologies. He is the author of Long Journey to the Border: A Life of John Mulgan and the Ockham prize-winning The Light Is Dark Enough: Ralph Hotere. He was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2000 and was the New Zealand poet laureate for 2013–2015. He lives in Dunedin.
Vincent's story collection Mary's Boy, Jean-Jacques will be published in March 2022.