Chad Taylor is the author of the novels Departure Lounge, Electric, Shirker, Heaven and Pack of Lies. He was awarded the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 2001 and the Auckland University Literary Fellowship in 2003. Heaven was made into a feature film by Miramax, and his novels and short stories have been translated into several languages. His most recent novel is The Church of John Coltrane.

Chad Taylor's published novels and short stories are available on Amazon. His publishers include Canongate Books, Editions Christian Bourgois, Edizione e/o, Europa Editions, MANA-Verlag, Random House and Vintage Books. More information is available on Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database; less on his blog Marginalia and practically nothing on Twitter and Instagram.


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"Smart, original, surprising and just about as cool as a novel can get" – Washington Post "Enigmatic noir" – Publishers Weekly "Effortlessly cool" – GQ "Accomplished noir... clear and uncluttered" –Time Out


"A rare and refreshing book. Taylor composes a tricky, teasing plot out of the blackness, revealing a gloomy city where sexy ice queens reveal spines tattooed with tiny equations." – The Australian / more...


"Deft and economical... Lust, lies and opportunism shape a world where realities are constantly shifting." – Metro / more ...

Pack of Lies / Lügenspiele

"Wer sich für moderne, zeitgenössische neuseeländische Literatur interessiert, dem sei auf jeden Fall Chad Taylor empfohlen. Ein Studentin wird schwerverletzt in ihrer Wohnung aufgefunden - der Beginn einer bizarren literarischen Reise." – Aspekte, ZDF / more ...

Departure Lounge

"Taylor in effect has taken the not-knowing at the mystery genre's core and enshrined it, occupied its amorphous territory and made of it, as in this book's emotional peak, a luminous art." – Houston Chronicle / more ...

The Church of John Coltrane

"Ballade langoureuse [à nouveau situé dans la ville d'Auckland] qui s'interroge au passage sur les nouvelles mïurs musicales, le nouvel opus de Chad Taylor dégage une atmosphère assez unique. Pas de doute, le Néo-Zélandais possède un son bien à lui." – Livres Hebdo / more ...

The Man Who Wasn't Feeling Himself

The collected short stories are now available on Kindle, Smashwords and iTunes. © 2018