Jeffrey Paparoa Holman is a writer of poetry and non-fiction.
His latest book, The Lost Pilot is a memoir about his relationship with his naval veteran father and a kamikaze attack on his aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious in April 1945.


His main email is:

Hideaki Nishida with The Lost Pilot.

Hideaki Nishida with The Lost Pilot.


10 Responses to About

  1. Corinne Hinton says:

    I have just read 2011: the several joys of an earthquake in the NZ Listener. Can I add it to our library blog Kingzone?
    Kind regards,
    King’s College

    • paparoa says:

      Hi Corinne
      Yes, you certainly can. I am writing a series of poems now, derived from the experience of being in Christchurch on February 22nd.
      I am happy for you to use this one and I have one or two others, if you wish. My email is there…


  2. ataylor says:

    Hello. I am writing from New York Review Books. I have a question about an image I believe you used in your book THE LOST PILOT. I would be most grateful if you email me: ataylor@nybooks.com
    Thank you

  3. Dear Mr. Holman,
    I am emailing you from the UK. I am a research student at the University of Hertfordshire. The book, The Pitcher and the Well has been a very valuable source for my research and it has led me to your article Star-farer’ – A Kiwi Airman Foresees his Death. However, I cannot find an on-line source.
    Do you know where I might be able to obtain a copy please?
    Kind regards,


  4. Gary Brown says:

    HI,does anyone know how to contact Jeffrey by E-mail ?.I have tried Jeffrey.holman@canterbury.ac.nz as above but my Gmail bounces it back as unrecognised. G.B.

    • paparoa says:

      Kia ora Gary
      My new address is

      • Gary Brown says:

        I’M sorry Jeffrey but i only received the message “My new address is” with no actual address. I had written you an E-mail re your books as I too am a Dylan fan and a son of a Fleet Air-Arm serviceman who served on H.M.S. Illustrious and more Importantly some Kiwi connections regarding Dylan’s lyrics….i would like to send that particular message to you.

      • paparoa says:

        Hi Gary, I did include the address in the message?
        Send me yours here and I will reply.

  5. Gary Brown says:

    Got it now Jeffrey.Thank you.Something to do with electronics and ether I think ,coupled with my lack of computer expertise.I have E-mailed you but in case you do not receive my E-mail is g.richardbrown@gmail.com

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