Sam Gaskin

Sam Gaskin writes about art and culture from Shanghai, where he's the cultural content editor for insight and strategy agency Flamingo. He was born in Wellington in 1982.

Business
Jun 2, 2018

'Aunty style' is over: Meet the luxury leather brand winning over China's cool kids

We sell great mass-produced milk products – the best, even. But it's sumptuous leather, made from farmed deer nappa specifically, that's getting a new generation of made in New Zealand brands into the hands of Chinese consumers.

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Business
Dec 18, 2017

There's a massive craft beer opportunity in China. Are Kiwis missing out?

China is the biggest beer market in the world and craft beer is a fast-rising category. Sam Gaskin looks at how China could become a multi-million dollar venture for local craft brewers in New Zealand. 

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Books
Oct 19, 2017

Book of the Week: Sour Heart by the 'astounding' Jenny Zhang

An essay by Sam Gaskin – with GIFs! – about his old friend and now superstar author Jenny Zhang.

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Books
Feb 1, 2017

500,000 people at a literary festival: we cross live to Jaipur, India

Half a million people attended last week's literary festival in Jaipur, India. Half a million! There was anti-Muslim debate, a famous author described Trump as America's "dick pic", and police roamed around in camel-coloured berets. Sam Gaskin reports.

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