Story: King, Michael

The Penguin history of New Zealand

Michael King, seated at an outdoor table, holding a copy of his book.

Michael King’s final book, The Penguin history of New Zealand (2003), sold more than 60,000 copies in two years and brought his vision of New Zealand society to a wider audience than ever before.

Using this item

New Zealand Herald

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips. 'King, Michael', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 June 2023)