Special Renters United illustrated edition of Rat King Landlord
Renters United has collaborated with the Lawrence & Gibson publishing collective to produce thousands of copies of the great New Zealand novel Rat King Landlord ("last year’s surprise literary hit" Stuff) to share across the country for absolutely free.
Rat King Landlord was originally published in 2020 and tells the story of a group of flatmates who discover that the rat who they were trying to get rid of has become their landlord. As the rats of Wellington begin to organise, cryptic posters appear around Wellington inviting renters to join an evening of mayhem.
The special Renters United edition has been printed at a tabloid newspaper size and contains the full novel and 16 original illustrations by well-known NZ artists Kelly Chang, Danz, Cassie Elizabeth, Pinky Fang, Zoe Hannay, Matt Jennings, Hingyi Khong, Asia King, Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho, Toby Morris, Gavin Mouldey, Christian Pearce, Pepper Racoon, Hannah Salmon, EJ Thorpe, and Thomas Zeal.
On top of this, the new version will feature Renters United’s updated plan to fix renting, tips for renters and just the right amount of propaganda.
All prices are inclusive of shipping. Rat King Landlord is available for free to all renters in Aotearoa, and we ask if you're not renting you use the donation options to cover the costs of production.