Stevan Treleaven Eldred-Grigg is a novelist, historian and essayist. He was born in Te Tai Poutini West Coast in 1952 and spent his first six years in Blackball. Afterwards, he lived for seventeen years in Waitaha Canterbury, mostly in a cul-de-sac in the suburb of Shirley.
Canberra was his next home for three years. After graduating with a PhD in history from the Australian National University, he began his writing career in Whangārei. The rest of his life has been spent mostly in Aotearoa New Zealand, although he has lived and written in Berlin, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. His home now is Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington. He hosts Gallery Hanrad in his mod 1960s flat.
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