Susanna Andrew

Thinks and writes about books for Metro magazine.

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Photo credit: Marti Friedlander


Susanna Andrew was born in 1966 and grew up in Glen Innes, Auckland. The youngest of eight siblings, she learnt at an early age the value and currency of a good story well told. She might have been educated at Selwyn College and Auckland University, but books provided her real schooling.

Susanna has spent most of her working life in and around the book trade: in publishing, in bookshops, and in libraries. She has travelled extensively as a bookseller in the United Kingdom and Europe, and spent five years living in Berlin with her late husband Nigel Cox. As communications manager for the New Zealand Book Council, she founded the ‘True Stories Told Live’ initiative. Susanna Andrew currently edits the book pages for Metro magazine and organises literary events while raising three children.