Ian Middleton was a New Zealand novelist, who made a made a particular mark with his books set in post-Second World War Japan. Born in New Plymouth, he was the younger brother of noted New Zealand short story writer O. E. Middleton. Blind, he said this gave him a "special perspective but 'without limitation'", and has been attributed to the "strong metaphoric colour, sensual - often erotic - quality and lush verbal richness of his writing". A full list of his publications can be seen at the University of Auckland's NZ Literature file and more biographical information is at the New Zealand...
|Date of death:||October 24, 2007|