Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction: 2017: No. 3
"With the arrival of the second volume of Tell You What, the sum total of New Zealand non-fiction anthologies damn near doubles", noted the Sunday Star -Times when they picked up last year's edition. Well we thought, let's damn near triple it. Because we've discovered that New Zealanders love their true stories Last year's Tell You What was "quiet a ride...a gripping, thought provoking and inspiring reminder of how much talent is out there"(KiaOra), featuring "some of New Zealand's best writers, covering subjects like bullies, Barbies, girl bands and grandads"(The Australian Women's Weekly). "Take it and read it, as, one by one, each writer tells us their what" wrote John Campbell in the foreward. And this year? Third time lucky we say. The talent is assembling. The stories are rolling in. The 2017 edition of Tell You What once again promises an intellectually stimulating summer for New Zealanders up and down the country. *Tell You What's anthology style and varied content makes it the perfect gift book.* Both previous editions have been great sellers at Christmas but also sell steadily throughout the year* The series has proven appeal to a broad range of New Zealand readers as evidenced by sales from both independent and chain booksellers throughout the country* These books have been extremely well-recieved by readers and critics alike. Award-winning novelist Emily Perkins described the first installment as "a triumph of non ficition...this book is rich and exciting and extremely timely".
Writer, reviewer and literary editor Jollisa Gracewood likes bikes and is a benefactor of trees. Susanna Andrews is an organiser of literary events, and thinks and writes about books for Metro magazines.