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LF 245 cover websiteEdited by Lynley Edmeades

The book

Landfall is New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. Published twice a year, each volume showcases two full-colour art portfolios and brims with vital new fiction, poetry, cultural commentary, reviews, and biographical and critical essays.

Bringing together a range of voices and perspectives, from established practitioners to emerging voices, Landfall is an exciting anthology that has its finger on the pulse of innovation and creativity in Aotearoa today.

Landfall 245, Autumn 2023 edition, announces the winner of the 2023 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, a yearly competition that encourages young, up-and-coming writers to explore the world around them through words. The winning essay will be published in Landfall 245, alongside the judge's report from Landfall editor, Lynley Edmeades.

Also featured in Landfall 245 is exciting new literature and art from across Aotearoa, bringing together our country's blend of unique voices to create a vibrant new issue that celebrates our wonderful writers, artists and reviewers.


NONFICTION Airini Beautrais, Xiaole Zhan
POETRY Philip Armstrong, Nick Ascroft, Rebecca Ball, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Cindy Botha, Liz Breslin, Medb Charleton, Janet Charman, Jennifer Compton, Brett Cross, Jodie Dalgleish, Jackie Davis, Mark Edgecombe, Shirley Eng, Alexandra Fraser, Amber French, Tim Grgec, Lincoln Jaques, Paula King, Brent Kininmont, Jackson McCarthy, Maria McMillan, Michael Mintrom, Ruben Mita, Josiah Morgan, Emma Neale, Bill Nelson, Gregory O'Brien, Claire Orchard, Lorenz Pöschl, Nafanua Purcell Kersel, Brett Reid, Evangeline Riddiford Graham, Derek Schulz, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Nicola Thorstensen, Steven Toussaint, Tim Upperton, Nicholas Wright
FICTION Rebecca Ball, Holly Best, Jonny Edwards, Danielle Heyhoe, Zoë Meager, Annabelle O'Meara, Lisa Onland, James Pasley, Rachel Smith, Rachael Taylor, Phoebe Wright
ART Gavin Hipkins, Amanda Shandley, Anya Sinclair
REVIEW Sally Blundell, David Eggleton, Chris Else, Emma Gattey, Jenny Powell, Nicholas Reid


Lynley Edmeades is the author of two poetry collections, As the Verb Tenses (Otago University Press, 2016) and Listening In (Otago University Press, 2019), and a poetry and art picture book for adults, Bordering on Miraculous (Massey University Press, 2022), in collaboration with Saskia Leek. She has an MA in creative writing from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University of Belfast and holds a PhD in avant-garde poetics from the University of Otago. In 2018, she was the Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury, and she currently teaches poetry and creative writing on the English programme at the University of Otago.

Publication details

Paperback, 230 x 150mm, 208pp
ISBN 9781990048555, $30
IN-STORE: May 2023
Cover: Gavin Hipkins, Five Lemons, archival pigment print, 480 x 600mm

Reviews and Extracts

Media release announcing the winner of the 2023 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition Read
Extract: Read the winning essay for the 2023 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, 'Muscle Memory' by Xiaole Zhan on The Spinoff Read
Extract: Read 'White Noise' by Rachael Taylor from Landfall 245 on ReadingRoom Read

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