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Landfall-233-coverEdited by David Eggleton

Landfall is New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical essays, and cultural commentary.

70th anniversary edition

Features essays on Landfall by Peter Simpson, Philip Temple, Iain Sharp, Chris Price

Charles Brasch Essay Competition

Landfall, New Zealand's leading journal of arts and literature, has announced the winner of the inaugural Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition.

New Zealand student Andy Xie, currently studying at Columbia University in the United States, takes first prize with his essay 'The Great New Zealand Myth,' published in this issue.

Second place went to Mia Rutledge for 'We Are Nothing Without Our History', and third placegetter Alexandra McKendry for 'A Facebook Free Diet'

Featured artists

Chris Corson-Scott, Heather Straka, Jenna Packer, Samuel Harrison


Aimee-Jane Anderson-O'Connor, Nick Ascroft, Claire Baylis, Miro Bilbrough, Victoria Broome, Iain Britton, Owen Bullock, Christine Burrows, Brent Cantwell, Marisa Cappetta, Joanna Cho, Stephanie Christie, Makyla Curtis, Doc Drumheller, Mark Edgecombe, Lynley Edmeades, Johanna Emeney, Riemke Ensing, Ciaran Fox, Michael Gould, S.K. Grout, Shen Haobo, Paula Harris, René Harrison, Stephen Higginson, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Amanda Hunt, Anna Jackson, Ted Jenner, Anne Kennedy, Erik Kennedy, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Michele Leggott, Carolyn McCurdie, Robert McLean, Fardowsa Mohamed, Kavita Ivy Nandan, Emma Neale, Piet Nieuwland, Claire Orchard, Bob Orr, Jenny Powell, Chris Price, Helen Rickerby, Ron Riddell, L.E. Scott, Iain Sharp, Charlotte Simmonds, Peter Simpson, Tracey Slaughter, Laura Solomon, Barry Southam, Matafanua Tamatoa, Philip Temple, Dunstan Ward, Elizabeth Welsh, Sue Wootton, Mark Young, Karen Zelas


Paul Moon on Artefacts of Encounter, eds Nick Thomas et al.
Kristyn Harman on Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific, eds Judith A. Bennett & Angela Wanhalla
Edmund Bohan on The Big Smoke: New Zealand cities 1840–1920 by Ben Schrader
Chris Else on My Father's Island by Adam Dudding
James Norcliffe on Beside Herself by Chris Price and Fits and Starts by Andrew Johnston
Airini Beautrais on Playing for Both Sides: Love across the Tasman by Stephanie Johnson and Late Love: Sometimes doctors need saving as much as their patients by Glenn Colquhoun
Peter Bland on Selected Poems by Gordon Challis
Murray Edmond on Shooting Gallery by Wes Lee
Erena Shingade on Lucky Punch by Simone Kaho and This Explains Everything by Richard von Sturmer
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman on The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell


DAVID EGGLETON is a prolific poet, writer and critic. His most recent collection The Conch Trumpet (OUP, 2015) won the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for poetry, and he received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in poetry in October 2016. His other awards include six times Book Reviewer of the Year in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, PEN Best First Book of Poetry in 1987 and the Robert Burns Fellowship.

Publication details

Paperback, 215 x 165 mm, 208 pages, 16 in colour, ISBN 978-0-947522-52-0, $30
Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand
May 2017

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