Smoking in Antarctica: Selected Writings
Whether gently but firmly lambasting airhead politicians, unrepentant murderers, apostrophe vigilantes, literary poseurs or the purveyors of awful food, Steve Braunias shows his exceptional mastery of the art of column writing.
But this winner of over 20 writing awards is also a passionate New Zealander, famous for his tender evocations of the country's heart-tugging landscapes, chequered history, and resilient population. This glittering selection of new writing includes reflections on his life as a journalist, satirist, TV writer, guest speaker and aspiring novelist; celebrated columns on watching his young daughter grow up; crime writing; travel writing from Antarctica that won him 2010 Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year; literary takes on best-selling supremo Lee Child and others; and revelations on our history of horrible meals.
Steve Braunias writes a weekly column in The Sunday Star-Times, and his articles are widely syndicated. He has written for many TV comedy series and been awarded a Montana Book Award, fellowships to Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship.