Creative Nonfiction

Cover Story: 100 beautiful, strange, and frankly incredible NZ LP covers (Oratia Media, 2021)

Missing Persons (HarperCollins, 2021)

The man who ate Lincoln Road (Luncheon Sausage Books, 2017)

The Shops (Luncheon Sausage Books, 2016) Finalist in the 2017 New Zealand photobook awards

The Scene of the Crime (Harper Collins, 2015) Finalist in the 2016 Ngaio Marsh crime writing book awards

Madmen: Inside the weirdest election campaign ever (Luncheon Sausage Books, 2014)

Civilisation: Twenty places on the Edge of the World(Awa Press, 2012) Winner of the best book of non-fiction at the 2013 New Zealand Post national book awards

Smoking in Antarctica (Awa Press, 2010)

Roosters I Have Known (Awa Press, 2009)

Fish of the Week (Awa Press, 2008)

How to Watch a Bird (Awa Press, 2007)

Fool’s Paradise (Random House, 2001) Winner of the 2002 New Zealand Society of Authors’ E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-Fiction at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards


Editor (Anthology)

The Friday Poem (Luncheon Sausage Books, 2018)

'My readers turn up...and I meet them as human beings, not sales statistics on a royalty statement.' Fleur Adcock

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