Owen Marshall Novelist

Owen Marshall, ONZM (born 1941, Te Kuiti, New Zealand) is the pen name of Owen Marshall Jones, a New Zealand short story writer and novelist. The third son of a Methodist minister and older brother of Rhys Jones, he came of age in Blenheim and Timaru, and graduated from the University of Canterbury with an MA in English in 1964. Marshall taught in a rural boys' high school for 25 years before becoming a full time author. Marshall has been ranked among the very finest, if not the finest, New Zealand’s short story writers, as reported in the New Zealand Book Council short biography of the author .

Personal details

Date of birth
New Zealand
Places lived
New Zealand
pop. 4,470,800 (2013)


1. University of Canterbury Colleges/University

The University of Canterbury (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha; postnominal abbreviation Cantuar. or Cant. for Cantuariensis, the Latin name for Canterbury) was initiated and founded by some scholars from the University of Oxford in 1873 and is New Zealand's second-oldest university. It operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching.

Type Public university
Institution colors
8140 - Christchurch, Canterbury
2012. 12,390
2010. 13,590
2012. 3,410
2010. 2,083
Local tuition
2014. 5.99 K $
Official web page www.canterbury.ac.nz
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended University of Canterbury connected by profession and/or age

b. 1936., Novelist
b. 1895., Novelist
b. 1952., Novelist
b. 1941., Astronomer
b. 1944., Organization leader
b. 1944., Politician
b. 1942., Politician


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