Name: Olivia Nikkel
Role: Publishing Assistant
Company: Bridget Williams Books

My first job in publishing was… Thanks to a Creative New Zealand internship at BWB.

I’m currently reading… The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Gerrard. Cherry-Gerrard was assistant zoologist on the ill-fated Terra Nova Antarctic expedition of 1910–13, led by Robert Scott. A compelling memoir – and who could go past that title?

My biggest career highlight in publishing has been... Meeting authors and engaged readers at our public BWB talks series, held across the country. The powerful kōrero with Mahara Okeroa, Rachel Buchanan and Maria Bargh at the National Library for Te Pāhuatanga o Parihaka last year was a highlight for me.