Nick Spill has just republished a witty illustrated travel essay on Amazon Kindle.Returning to deliver an artist’s talk at the Auckland Art Gallery, he meditates on his train journey through the South Island on the TranzAlpine and covers everything from the Cambridge Five, Nicolas Poussin, Peter Wells, James Bond, Yukio Mishima, Geoff Dyer, Terry Reid, Patti Smith and Dashiell Hammett, not to mention the murder of Simon Buis, Chekhov’s and Nick Spill’s gun and many famous Kiwi artists, including Rita Angus, Andrew Drummond, Claire Fergusson, Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon, Raymond McIntyre, and Cliff Whiting. He includes new photographs from his original artwork and his journey through New Zealand.Only available from Amazon - read it anywhere on Kindle, your laptop or smart phone.
Posted by Nick Spill at 6:30 PM
The Jaded Spy just reviewed in New Zealand's premier (and now defunct) magazine North & South. The last book review there. Hope someone buys the magazine and all the other former properties and works out how to monetize digital information. So many other entrepreneurs have worked it out (excluding most of the largest newspapers and media companies.)
Posted by Nick Spill at 11:27 AM
Been selected for the long (read very long) list of entrants to the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel 2020. There is a long list of very talented writers. Somewhere in this image is my insane kiwi spy novel.
Not sure how this works with the whole of NZ on lockdown, but I know kiwis read a lot and have access to the internet. So someone is reading the Jaded Spy.
You can read it on Amazon or order it as a paperback (print on demand - its got an ISBN # so any bookstore can order it.
You can even order it from our own Miami based Books & Books through this link here.
|Available at good bookstores or online.|
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE. WE WANT THEM TO SURVIVE THIS LOCKDOWN. WE NEED BOOKSTORES FOR OUR LIVES, OUR CULTURE, OUR SANITY.
Posted by Nick Spill at 10:46 PM
A good week for a writer
Finished the first draft of The Jaded Widow
Submitted The Jaded Spy for the 2020 Miami Book Fair.
Here I am reading at Books & Books before I presented at the Book fair back in 2016, signing as many books as I could ...
And I have been invited to submit The Jaded Spy for the 2020 Ngaio Award coming up in Christchurch New Zealand later this year.
Feel like the Duke in a bespoke camelhair coat walking away from a huge explosion.
Posted by Nick Spill at 7:39 PM