Carl Shuker

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Carl Shuker is a former editor at the British Medical Journal and currently manager of scientific publications at Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality and Safety Commission. He is the author of six novels – The Method Actors (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005), winner of the Prize in Modern Letters in 2006; The Lazy Boys (Counterpoint & Penguin, 2006); Three Novellas for a Novel (2008; Mansfield Road Press, 2011), Anti Lebanon (Counterpoint, 2013), A Mistake (Te Herenga Waka University Press & Counterpoint, 2019), which has been adapted for film, and The Royal Free (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2024 & Counterpoint, 2025). He lives in Wellington with his wife Anna Smaill and their two children.