Quotes by Patricia Grace

"The old woman sang of a time gone ahead, and of those already walking ahead of her on the pathway. Her eyes were reddened as though they bled. And her songs, like the pathways, were interweavings of times and places and of all that breathed between earth and sky."


Books by Patricia Grace

  • Potiki
  • 1,299 ratings
  • March 1st 1995 by University of Hawaii Press

    (first published October 7th 1986)

  • Chappy
  • 475 ratings
  • May 29th 2015 by Penguin New Zealand
  • Tu
  • 396 ratings
  • December 31st 2004 by University of Hawaii Press

    (first published January 2004)

  • Cousins
  • 287 ratings
  • May 1st 1998 by University of Hawaii Press

    (first published 1992)

  • Baby No-Eyes
  • 245 ratings
  • February 1st 1999 by University of Hawaii Press

    (first published January 1st 1998)

  • Dogside Story
  • 166 ratings
  • February 28th 2002 by University of Hawaii Press

    (first published January 1st 2001)

  • Waiariki
  • 52 ratings
  • 1975 by Longman Paul
Patricia Grace
  • Patricia Grace

  • Date of birth: August 17, 1937
  • Born: in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Description: Patricia Grace is a major New Zealand novelist, short story writer and children’s writer, of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa descent, and is affiliated to Ngati Porou by marriage. Grace began writing early, while teaching and raising her family of seven children, and has since won many national and international awards, including the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, widely considered the most prestigious literary prize after the Nobel. A deeply subtle, moving and subversive writer, in 2007 Grace received a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to literature.