'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 'quite 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 foreword. 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.
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.