Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2016

Edited by Susanna Andrew & Jolisa Gracewood



Tell you what: we’ve done it again. Our editors went out into New Zealand and rounded up a pile of blogs and travelogues, memoirs and journalism – some of the best true stories from the last year or so. We’ve got bullies and Barbie, chakra and shipwrecks, loose lips and AK47s. From Ōamaru to Xinjiang to New York, Tell You What: 2016 introduces us to some extraordinary tales of coming out and going home, of living and dying, of tragedy and transformation. ‘Marvellous’, says John Campbell in his foreword. Read it and we know you’ll agree.


Including Tina Makereti on museology and memory, Vicki Anderson on Christchurch buses, Steve Braunias on the threat of fire, Nicky Hager on dirty politics, Elizabeth Knox on death and disputation, Joe Nunweek on school suspensions, Ali Ikram on Keri Hulme and Matt Vickers on Lecretia Seales – not to mention work by Charles Anderson, Naomi Arnold, Rachel Buchanan, Kate Camp, Megan Dunn, Dan Eichblatt, David Fisher, Ross Nepia Himona, Lynn Jenner, Kirsten McDougall, Kristen Ng, Jenni Quilter, Sylvan Thomson, Giovanni Tiso and Ashleigh Young.



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Susanna Andrew lives in Auckland, where she writes and thinks about books for Metro magazine. Jolisa Gracewood is a literary editor, book reviewer, cycling enthusiast and benefactor of trees.


November 2015, 198 x 130 mm, 252 pages
Paperback, ISBN 978 1 86940 844 2, $29.99