‘The Roaring Silence’ – final proof time

We are in the final press stages!We are in the ‘final proof’ stages of ‘The Roaring Silence’. It has been a huge project and we’re looking forward to launching this book and celebrating with you all! ‘The Roaring Silence’ is a compendium of essays, interviews, poetry, cartoons, photographs, prose, drawings and paintings on suicide. There are 79 contributors who have generously and often bravely given their work towards this publication.

The publicity machine has begun with an interview with one of the editors, Amelia Harris, on the ‘Take It From Us’ show on Planet FM:


In Aotearoa New Zealand, this country, our home, suicide takes many more lives than the road toll. Yet for many years suicide has been shrouded in secrecy, both in our daily lives and in the media. Suicide has been positioned as a dark taboo too dangerous to discuss, or too shameful to admit to. At the same time, the problem of suicide has grown. Suicide crosses all age, gender, cultural divides and affects families, neighbourhoods, friendship groups, communities of interest. With this book we’re hoping to open the dialogue about suicide and demystify it.

With contributions from:

Aaron Kevin Croawell, Alexander Wright, Alice Tumblescribbleson, Allan McEvoy, Amethyst Caverhill, Anita Mary, Antoinette Ratcliffe, Ashton Brown, Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten, Beth Ducklingmonster, Caitlin Smith, Chris McBride, Colleen Henry, Dallas Gopi, Darly Royan Paraha, David Merritt, Deborah Alma, Elaine De Guzman, Elisabeth Horsfall, Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Emma Bryson, Erica Smith, Finola Scott, Gilbert Lawrence, Grace Shelley-Poschl, Grant Alexander , Heidi North-Bailey, Hugh Wilson, Imogen Rogers, Irina May, James F Easteal, Jenny Laycock, Jodie Ancliff, Jude Galang, Judge Neil MacLean, Julia West, Jutta Humpfer, Karin Hofko, Karen Belk, Kay McGregor, Kiri Piahana-Wong, Kirin Cerise, Lauri Lee In-Jung Shore , LIFELINE, Lily , Linda Jarrett, Linda Stevenson, Lyndsay Brock, Lynn Lawton, Manu Fotu, Marina Grey, Matthew Crookes, Matthew George Richard Ward, Mavis Gulliver, Melissa Fergusson , Miriam Barr, Mohamed Hassan, Nancy Brier, Natasha Lay, Nigel Brown, Paul Chapman, Qalina, Rangituhia Hollis, Richard von Sturmer, Robyn Gibson, Robyn Pickens, Rod Emmerson, Rosie Whinray, Rozana Lee, Sam Orchard, Shaq Leota, Simon Esling, Sticks and Stones, Tanya Ruka, To’asavilli Tuputala, Vanessa Crofskey.

For more information on the publication, preorders or to register your interest please contact Amelia Harris at amelia.harris@depotartspace.co.nz or Linda Blincko linda.blincko@depotartspace.co.nz