Top 3 Non-fiction Writers In New Zealand

Non-fiction writing is a field of writing which only a few authors dare to venture into. For those that manage to do that successfully, we cannot fail to heap praises on them. If you have been looking for a list of the top non-fiction writers in New Zealand, read on.

Nicky Hager

Nicky Hager is arguably one of the best non-fiction authors; if not the best in New Zealand. A former National Party inside man, Nicky cut a career for himself writing about politics in the country. His book, The Hollow Men: A Study in the Politics of Deception won him a lot of praise. His fearless approach in writing about sensitive issues contributed to his reputation. Nicky is an author you may want to read if you’re looking to get a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s political landscape.

Philip Simpson

A fierce environmentalist with an unmatched creative touch, Philip Simon is an influential non-fiction author in New Zealand. His book, Pohutukawa and Rata: New Zealand’s Iron-hearted Trees is a celebration of two famous tree species. Pohutukawa and Rata are among the most iconic tree species in New Zealand. In recent times, the trees have come under an increased threat of extinction. In this book, Philip calls on each New Zealand national and the international community as well to help preserve these trees.

Tesse Duder

Tesse Duder is one of the finest biography writers in New Zealand. One of the most remarkable works by this author is Margaret Mahy: A Writer’s Life. This book is a look at the life of Margaret Mahy, one of the finest creative writers and poets from New Zealand. Tesse Duder details the life of Mahy in this book in such a way that will have you thinking you knew her all your life. While Mahy never wanted a biography of her written when she was alive, this one not only impresses but also animates her memory long term.