The Other SideAbout the book

Warwick Roger, the 'writer's writer' as The Dominion headlined him, has done more to change the face of New Zealand journalism and how we perceive ourselves than probably anyone else in his time. Biting or tender, raging at fools and pretenders or rejoicing in friendships and the everyday pleasures of being alive, Warwick Roger remains the consummate craftsman.

In The Other Side , this collection of pieces new and old, he writes with grace about his Parkinson's disease, and what it means for him and his family. He reveals the secrets of his own work, particularly why he is committed to writing about the other side. And he says:

Today we are all Pacificans - Maori, Pakeha, Polynesian, Asian, European - and in this collection of piecework - writings on men and women, fools and heroes, friends and an enemy or two, small pleasures, large calamities, and how the weather was - I've tried to explain some of the things I've seen and some of the ways this came about .  

About the author

Warwick Rogers has won many awards for journalism and received the NZ Order of Merit for services to journalism in 2008. He launched Metro magazine in 1981 and was its editor for 13 years. He was also the founding editor of The New Zealand Runner magazine in 1985, and North and South in 1986. He has written a number of books.  

Summary

New writing and favourite pieces from Warwick Roger's columns.