Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Great NZ Non-Fiction
TELL YOU WHAT: GREAT NEW ZEALAND
Editors: Susanna Andrew &
Jolisa Gracewood Auckland University Press,
A third great instalment of New
Zealand nonfiction curated by two of our sharpest readers.
Into the bush, out on the street
and all the way to the bottom of the sea, from marae to motorway to mausoleum,
this third collection of New Zealand’s best new nonfiction writing heads off in
pursuit of home, history and hard truths. Unfamiliar landscapes – Iceland,
Middle Earth, Westminster Abbey – mingle with familiar sensations – an old
song, the chlorine tang of a swimming pool, the taste of koko alaisa. Tell You
What: 2017 bears witness to the range and craft of our very best writers as
they show us how we live, where, and why.
Featuring the prose stylings of
Charlotte Grimshaw, Moana Maniapoto, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ashleigh
Young, Greg Bruce, Dylan Cleaver, Adam Dudding, Amber Esau, Toni Nealie,
Sylvia Giles, Tom Goulter, Six, Tracey Slaughter, David Haywood, Lynn Jenner,
Nic Low, Maria McMillan, Talia Marshall, Jane Phare, Jenni Quilter, Rosabel
Tan, Giovanni Tiso, Kennedy Warne, Ali Ikram, Rebekah White and Dylan Horrocks.
About the editors:
Writer, reviewer and literary
editor Jolisa Gracewood likes bikes and is a benefactor of trees. Susanna
Andrew thinks and writes about books for Metro magazine, as well as working
part time for Unity Books. Pic right - Marti Friedlander