Other Writings

Current Writing:

On the outback and The Nun & the Bandit in Tin House online

How to Date a Writer in The Rumpus

9 Ways to Break Up & Not be Friends on ThoughtCatalog

Luxury” Thursdaze, Akashic Books



“Fiery World,” a fairy tale, excerpted in POST

“Every Angel is Terrifying: Four Love Pacts and a Suicide” (non-fiction, forthcoming)

“Jane Says” ( A Novel)


Three Novels:

52 Men, Red Hen Press, September 2015


  • The Rumpus (Feature Article) “Five Easy Pieces”
  • Tin House Open Blog (Three Stories)
  • Gargoyle 64 (Feature)
  • Fiction Advocate (Five stories)
  • KGB Lit Bar (“Jonathan”)

Miss Me A Lot Of, Victoria University Press, New Zealand, 2007

  • Excerpted in Random House’s Best New Zealand Fiction 1
  • Optioned for film
  • Finalist, Institute of Modern Letters
  • 18,000 Grant Creative New Zealand

Since You Ask, Akashic Books New York, 2004

  • Published by Stolitsa Press, Moscow 2005
  • Winner of the James Jones First Novel Award
  • Optioned for Film

Selected Book Reviews by Louise Wareham Leonard:

“Life invisible” by Louise Wareham Leonard, Review of The Pale North, Hamish Clayton, New Zealand Books, Summer 2015

 It is this that Clayton really investigates, his place in a world where he has found himself free– free to make of the world and of himself what he wishes, free to claim or to reject, to be in one hemisphere or another, to exist in the in-between that is life or hanker for the unknown, for life invisible.

 “Sentences by James Hynes Using the Word Middle-Age In No Particular Order, Up to Page 05” Nympholespy.net 9/30/2011

Review of Anthropology of an American Girl, by Hilary Thayer Hamman, August 21-27 010, The Listener

(Eveline has values, and when she fails to live by them, she suffers.)

“Starry-eyed in New York”, Review of Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, August 22-28 2009 The Listener

Festival of Miracles,” Review of Alice Tawhai in Leafsalon

(Tawhai does what only art with a capital A seems able to. Even in heartbreak — or perhaps because of it, we’re enthralled.)

Additional Reviews in The New Zealand Listener, The Dominion Post, LeafSalon: Adrienne Miller, Tracy Chevalier, Nicole Krauss, DBC Pierre, Julian Barnes, Katherine Harrison, Mark Kurlansky, Marina Lewycka, Tina Shaw, T C Boyle, Sean Wilsey, J M Coetzee and others




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