Kiwis, art, death, coffee, burning books and sex.

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.