Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has published six previous novels (Once Were Warriors, One Night out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad and Jake's Long Shadow), a novella (State Ward), several children's books and three non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book for Fiction Award and along with What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? was made into an internationally acclaimed film for which he wrote the original screenplay.
Alan served 23 years in the US Army Reserve, retiring as a Major in 2005. He then served several years in local elected office and began advocating for veteran business at the state capital and with local government. Alan started Duff Companies in 2009 as an SDVOSB firm that provides professional lawn care and veteran advocacy services.
Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked about books ever published in New Zealand and now the basis of a major New Zealand film. This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompromising portrayal of Maoris in New Zealand society. It is a raw and powerful story in which everyone is a victim until the strength and vision of one woman transcends brutality and leads the way to a new life.
Bradford Township, MN: Army veteran and small business owner Alan Duff is challenging Kurt Daudt in the August 9th Primary for House District 31A. Alan is running a campaign based on the values of honor & integrity, virtues that were common practice during his 23 years in the Armed Forces. “The political system in Minnesota…
|Born|| 26 October 1950 |
Rotorua, New Zealand
|Notable works||Once Were Warriors, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?(novel), Jake's Long Shadow, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (film)|