Victoria University Press is proud to publish this limited edition of The Vintners Luck to celebrate its ten year anniversary. This signed, numbered edition of 1000 copies is beautifully designed by Sarah Maxey.
The Vintners Luck was a huge bestseller in New Zealand. It has sold over 50 000 copies in New Zealand and over 100 000 copies worldwide. The Vintners Luck was published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Picador US, and in the UK by Chatto & Windus and Vintage. It has been published in German, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish and Hebrew. It won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 1999 Montana NZ Book Awards, where it also received the Readers' Choice and Booksellers' Choice awards. It was longlisted for the 1999 Orange Prize for fiction (UK) and it won the 2001 Tasmania Pacific Region Prize. The Vintners Luck is at present being made into a film, starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, by award-winning NZ director Niki Caro, which is due for release next year.
Elizabeth was born in 1959. She studied at Victoria University of Wellington and attended Bill Manhire's Creative Writing course.
She is one of New Zealand's most successful writers and has a keen readership both in New Zealand and overseas. Daylight has had critics in the US comparing Knox to the queen of the vampire novelists, saying Daylight is on a par with the best Anne Rice has to offer and calling it an illuminating tour-de-force, while Metro called it mysterious, thrilling, erotic. Her 2001 novel Black Oxen was published simultaneously in the US, the UK and NZ and was a NZ number one bestseller. Billies Kiss made a spectacular entry into the NZ bestseller list on the strength of one afternoons sales and then shot straight to number one in the following list. It was also shortlisted in the 2002 Montana NZ Book Awards.