Some forty years after Jesus' death, Judas tries to set the record straight, and refutes his reputation as the betrayer.
C.K. Stead was Professor of English at the University of Aukland until 1986. In 1984 he was awarded the CBE for services to New Zealand literature. He has published ten volumes of poetry, two volumes of stories and several works of criticism. My Name was Judas is his eleventh novel.
C. K. Stead is challenging, fun, urbane and brilliant. Read
him * Spectator *
Stead's book delights in subtle comedy and takes care to puncture all kinds of minor myths...Written with glowing simplicity and rich in delicate humour...[A] thought-provoking, witty and highly topical novel -- James Wood * Daily Telegraph *
[An] elegant, calm novel...Stead writes a cool, reasonable prose......Stead maintains an eye unblinkingly opposed to the transcendental * Guardian *
A subtly potent revisionist account of the life and death of Jesus * Sunday Times *
A gifted and intelligent novelist * Independent *