Extraordinary Anywhere

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This collection of personal essays, a first of its kind, re-imagines the idea of place for an emerging generation of readers and writers. It offers glimpses into where we are now and how that feels, and opens up the range and kinds of stories we can conceive of telling about living here. Contributors include Tony Ballantyne, Sally Blundell, Alex Calder, Annabel Cooper, Tim Corballis, Martin Edmond, Ingrid Horrocks, Lynn Jenner, Cherie Lacey, Tina Makereti, Harry Ricketts, Jack Ross, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Giovanni Tiso, Ian Wedde, Lydia Wevers, and Ashleigh Young. 


Ingrid Horrocks is the author of a travel memoir, Travelling with Augusta: 1835 and 1999 (Victoria University Press, 2003), and two collections of poetry. Recent projects a pair of essays which take Martin Edmond’s work as their springboard and which appeared respectively in Sport 43: New Zealand New Writing and Biography: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Cherie Lacey received her PhD (Film) from the University of Auckland and MA (Literature) from Victoria University of Wellington.