The Mannequin Makers

The Mannequin Makers

A Novel

Craig Cliff


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  • A Commonwealth Prize Winner and often featured in “Best of” lists for writing from Australia and New Zealand, author is well positioned to break out with his first work to be published outside of his region
  • Expecting blurbs from Eowyn Ivey (The Snow Child), Eleanor Catton (Man Booker prize winner), with a likely blurb from Jim Shepard
  • A literary title, that contains universal questions about the ego, imitation, and the artistic process, but also a deeply engaging, haunting thriller
  • Author participated in the University of Iowa’s International Writer’s Program, led by Christopher Merrill, and lived in Iowa City for four months, cementing strong connections with the literary community in the US

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    Craig Cliff:
    Craig Cliff is the author of A Man Melting, a collection of short stories, which was previously published in New Zealand and won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. In 2012 he was a judge for the inaugural Commonwealth Story Prize, and he is the recipient of a Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.