“Megan Dunn is a comic genius,” Metro Magazine, 2018.

“It’s already one of my favourite New Zealand books,” Hera Lindsay Bird, The Spinoff, 2018.

“I like Tinderbox because it’s so Megan,” Robert Leonard, Chief Curator at City Gallery Wellington and Megan’s boss.


My first book Tinderbox was published by Galley Beggar Press in November 2017.

It is about the end of Borders bookstores, Julie Christie and me – but not necessarily in that order.

The publisher says, “Riffing on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel about the end of readingTinderbox is one of the most interesting books in decades about literary culture and its place in the world. More than that, it’s about how every one of us fits into that bigger picture – and the struggle to make sense of life in the twenty-first century.”

Read the first chapter and order your copy here.