Author(s): Matt Elliott
An interesting collection is as much about the collector as it is the assembled possessions. Join bestselling author Matt Elliott as he tracks down a variety of collectors from around the country. Their beloved items range from firearms to carnivorous plants, Temuka pottery to railway signals. Doors are unlocked, lights switched on and dust is blown off as Matt is welcomed into an array of basements, sheds and garages, and entertained by owners who are serious collectors but don’t take themselves too seriously.
Matt Elliott is a full-time writer specialising in non-fiction. He is the author of BILLY T, described as ‘biography of the year’ by North and South magazine, and DAVE GALLAHER, about the 1905 All Black captain. NICE DAY FOR A WAR (in collaboration with illustrator Chris Slane), about his grandfather’s experience in the First World War, was the 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year.