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Friday 3 May 2019 2:55pm

Landfall 237: Autumn 2019


Edited by Emma Neale

• Results and winning essay from the Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition 2019

• Exciting contemporary art and writing

Featured artists

Sharon Singer, Ngahuia Harrison, Peter Trevelyan

Awards and competitions

Results and winning essays from the 2019 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, and judge's report by Emma Neale.


John Adams, Peter Bland, Laura Borrowdale, Bill Bradford, Iain Britton, Medb Charleton, Stephen Coates, Carolyn DeCarlo, John Dennison, Lynley Edmeades, David Eggleton, Joan Fleming, Jasmine Gallagher, John Gallas, Brett Gartrell, John Geraets, Tim Grgec, Michael Hall, Rebecca Hawkes, Joy Holley, Aaron Horrell, Gail Ingram, Claudia Jardine, Sam Keenan, Erik Kennedy, Arihia Latham, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Tina Makereti, Ria Masae, Cilla McQueen, Zoë Meager, Robynanne Milford, Sean Monaghan, Art Nahill, Kavita Nandan, Rachel O'Neill, Maris O'Rourke, Claire Orchard, Joanna Preston, essa may ranapiri, Anna Rankin, Jeremy Roberts, Leanne Radojkovich, Carrie Rudzinski, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Sarah Shirley, Rachel Smith, Elizabeth Smither, Catherine Trundle, Kirsteen Ure, Tam Vosper, Tom Weston, Anna Woods, Kirby Wright


Landfall Review Online: books recently reviewed
John Dennison on Collected Poems by Allen Curnow, eds Elizabeth Caffin and Terry Sturm
Michael Hulse on Allen Curnow by Terry Sturm, ed. Linda Cassells
Tracey Slaughter on Caroline's Bikini by Kirsty Gunn
Philip Temple on Charles Brasch Journals 1958–1973, ed. Peter Simpson
Lynley Edmeades on louder, by Kerrin P. Sharpe; Enclosures 4 by Bill Direen; and Luxembourg by Stephen Oliver
Arihia Latham on Tāngata Ngāi Tahu /People of Ngāi Tahu (Vol. 1), eds Helen Brown and Takerai Norton


EMMA NEALE, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies.

She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the Janet Frame/NZSA Memorial Prize for Literature (2008), the University of Otago/Sir James Wallace Pah Residency (2014), and she was Philip and Diane Beatson/NZSA Writing Fellow in 2015.

Neale was awarded the Kathleen Grattan Award for 2011 for her poetry collection The Truth Garden, and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and finalist for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017 for her novel Billy Bird. She has extensive experience as a literary editor and reviewer, and holds a PhD in New Zealand Literature from University College London (UK).

Like unwrapping presents on Christmas Day, opening Landfall 237 reveals a wealth of artistic delight. – Kathy Watson, Booksellers NZ

The reading experience is kaleidoscopic, pulling you in different directions, towards both lightness and darkness, risk and comfort. – Poetry Shelf

Publication details

Paperback, 215 x 165 mm, 208 pp.
ISBN 978-1-98-853173-1, $30

Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand

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