All This by Chance
Vincent O'Sullivan is the author of two previous novels - Let the River Stand, which won the 1994 Montana NZ Book Award for fiction, and Believers to the Bright Coast, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Tasmania Pacific Region Prize - and many plays and collections of short stories and poems. His most recent collection of short fiction is The Families.
His work has been much awarded and he was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2000 Queens Birthday Honours. Vincent O'Sullivan was the New Zealand poet laureate 2013-2015. He lives in Dunedin.