Creative nonfiction

My work in creative non-fiction ranges in style and focus. Essays, book reviews, and creative prose help me interweave subjects of personal and academic interest – often allowing new accesses in doing so.


Read Susan’s personal essays and reviews online…

Red Zone Pie

Winner of the Te Māna a Tāna essay creative prose competition; published in Headland (2021)

Companion Planting: the art and history of gardening

A book review/personal essay, published in The Spinoff (2021)

Diagnosing Anne

A personal essay, published in The Spinoff (2021)

The overstory: a knockout novel that speaks for the trees

A book review essay, published in The Spinoff (2020)

Is it me or is it us?

A book review, published in Landfall Review Online (2019)

Also find Susan’s creative nonfiction work in…

Strong Words (Anthology)

Essay: “Shining through the Skull” (2020)


Essay: “Weaving Together: Aroha as capacity and work”