Phone Home Berlin: Collected Non-fiction
Nigel Cox (1951-2006) was one of New Zealand's major writers. His six novels opened up a space in New Zealand literature that hadn't existed before, a space in which a recognisable New Zealand reality is illuminated by a mythic dimension drawn from twentieth-century popular culture. The essays and other writing collected in this book provide remarkable insights into these books and the life and interests behind them. Phone Home Berlin was planned by Nigel before his death at the age of 55 in 2006, and is edited by his publisher and friend Fergus Barrowman. This book brings together pieces from 20 years of Nigel Cox's writing, including unpublished work from his Berlin years, concluding with "What I would have written", the afterword he prepared before his death in 2006.
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