David Hill (author)

David Hill
Born 1942 (age 68–69)
Napier, NZ
Occupation fiction writer
children's writer
Genres general fiction, young fiction

David Hill (born 1942) is a New Zealand author, especially well known for his young adult fiction. His young fiction books See Ya, Simon (1992) and Right Where It Hurts (2001) have been shortlisted for numerous awards. He is also a prolific journalist, writing many articles for The New Zealand Herald.[1]

He cites Maurice Gee as his favourite author, and Joy Cowley and Margaret Mahy as his favourite children's authors.

Hill attended Victoria University in Wellington, graduating MA Hons in 1964. In 2010, he participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Hill currently lives in New Plymouth.


  • [1970] The Seventies Connection
  • [1981] Introducing Maurice Gee
  • [1984] On Poetry: Twelve Studies of Work by New Zealand Poets
  • [1986] Ours But to Do
  • [1987] Taranaki
  • [1988] The Boy
  • [1990] A Time to not Laugh
  • [1990] The Games of Nanny Miro
  • [1992] See Ya, Simon (winner of 1994 Times Educational Supplement Award for Special Needs and Children's Literature Foundation Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book) (TRUE STORY!)
  • [1994] A Day at a Time
  • [1995] Curtain Up
  • [1995] Kick Back
  • [1995] Take It Easy
  • [1995] The Winning Touch
  • [1996] Second Best
  • [1997] Fat, Four-eyed and Useless
  • [1999] Just Looking, Thanks
  • [2001] Right Where It Hurts (winner of 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2003 shortlister)
  • [2001] The High Wind Blows
  • [2001] The Sleeper Wakes
  • [2001] The Name of the Game
  • [2002] Where All Things End
  • [2003] My Story: Journey to Tangiwai, The Diary of Peter Cotterill, Napier 1953 (New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2004 junior section finalist)
  • [2003] No Big Deal
  • [2003] No Safe Harbour (New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2004 adult section finalist)
  • [2004] Coming Back (New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2005 young adult section finalist)
  • [2005] Bodies and Soul
  • [2005] Running Hot (New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2006 young adult section finalist)
  • [2006] Aim High
  • [2006] Hill Sides
  • [2007] Black Day
  • [2007] The Forgotten Children
  • [2007] Duet


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