Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2017

Edited by Susanna Andrew & Jolisa Gracewood

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 Greg Bruce, Dylan Cleaver, Adam Dudding, Amber Esau, Sylvia Giles, Tom Goulter, Charlotte Grimshaw, David Haywood, Dylan Horrocks, Ali Ikram, Lynn Jenner, Nic Low, Maria McMillan, Moana Maniapoto, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Talia Marshall,  Toni Nealie,  Jane Phare, Jenni Quilter, Sistar Six, Tracey Slaughter, Rosabel Tan, Giovanni Tiso, Kennedy Warne, Rebekah White and Ashleigh Young.


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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.

November 2016, 198 x 130 mm, 276 pages
Paperback, ISBN 978 1 86940 860 2, $29.99