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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143774198
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $38.00

The Spinoff Book

New and exclusive writing plus the very best of the past 5 years from the award-winning The Spinoff, New Zealand's hilarious, original, must-read media website.

Five years ago, The Spinoff burst onto New Zealand’s media scene with smart, screamingly funny and seriously relevant writing. Since then, it has enraged and inspired all the right people, respectably won Website of the Year at the 2019 Voyager Media Awards, and
expanded into television, podcasts and now – shockingly – a book.
Edited by Toby Manhire, it’s jam-packed with The Spinoff’s best work, along with full-colour artwork by Toby Morris, photography, collage, poetry and a clutch of new and exclusive essays. Simon Wilson, Jemaine Clement, Lorde, and Jesse Mulligan rub shoulders with Spinoff stars like Alex Casey, Madeleine Chapman and Emily Writes.
From Shortland Street to sports, feminism to fashion and current events to Kiwi onion dip, this is an engrossing, original take on everything that matters in Aotearoa New Zealand in the 21st century.

Toby Morris
Hera Lindsay Bird
Leonie Hayden
Michèle A’Court
Ashleigh Young
Jemaine Clement
Alex Casey
Madeleine Chapman
Duncan Greive
Simon Wilson
Aldous Harding
Emily Writes
Scotty Stevenson
David Farrier
…and more

"The Spinoff is where we find stories no one else is covering . . . stories we need to hear."
2019 Voyager Media Awards Judges

"Right now, every left-leaning, media-savvy, university-educated hipster you know (and probably their baby-boomer parents) is reading The Spinoff."
Sunday magazine

"Crap and a waste of our money."
Mike Hosking

  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143774198
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $38.00

About the authors

Toby Morris

Toby Morris is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and art director known for the successful non-fiction comic series The Side Eye on the Spinoff and The Pencilsword on RNZ. With Toby Manhire, he is half of the Toby & Toby duo.
He has written several children's books including Capsicum, Capsi Go, The Day The Costumes Stuck, Don’t Puke On Your Dad and the graphic novel Te Tiriti O Waitangi and developed artwork for musicians including The Beths, Beastwars, Neil and Liam Finn, Ladyhawke and Phoenix Foundation, and diverse brands including Allbirds, L&P, Good George - even the Edmonds Baking Powder box! In 2020, his Covid-19 collaborations with Dr Siouxsie Wiles were shared around the world and he won Cartoonist of the Year at the New Zealand Media Awards.

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