Where is New Zealand again?

Doing the Billie’s Kiss PR, Elizabeth Knox pauses and reflects on the exotic settings for her books with a wry comment on her cultural identity: “I know I’m a New Zealand writer, but I’m not writing about New Zealand, and that in itself is very New Zealand. We just have this culture that tells you who you are before you’ve grown into yourself, and that’s kind of repulsive for artists. So some of us run away, physically or mentally.” Place that on the New Zealand literary map.


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Nadia Reid Would Like to Go to Canada With You

Nadia Reid Would Like to Go to Canada With You

Nadia Reid’s “Oh Canada” isn’t a cover of the country’s national anthem, but that doesn’t stop the Dunedin-born musician from honouring some of her favourite Canadian singer-songwriters on her new song,…