In tumble, Joanna Preston’s bold and original voice swoops the reader from the ocean depths to the roof of the world, from nascent saints, Viking raids and fallen angels to talking cameras and an astronaut in space.
Disaster on four small paws
Carolyn M. King
New Zealand’s endemic fauna evolved in isolation until first Polynesians, and then Europeans, arrived with a host of companion animals such as rats and cats in tow. These mammals, along with the later arrival of stoats and ferrets, have devastated our populations of birds, lizards and insects. Carolyn M. King brings together historical analysis and ecological research to understand this tragedy.
Chris Brickell (ed)
Between 1920 and 1963, New Zealand author James Courage confided his innermost thoughts to a private diary. He wrote about leaving New Zealand, the men he met in London’s streets, and forging friendships in the literary scene.
Unseasoned Campaigner is a layered collection exploring the complexities of farming life in Horowhenua. Poet Janet Newman uncovers territory ripe for exploration as she juxtaposes the often troubled aspects of commercial farming – the life and death of animals – with loving family relationships.
The best of the Landfall Essay Competition
Selected by Emma Neale
Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall Essay Competitions.
A guide to seashores of the Southern Hemisphere
Beachcombing will help you understand the objects and organisms you find on beaches, and the intriguing reasons they have come to be there.
Bryan Walpert’s fourth collection of lyric poems ranges in its focus from flowers to infinities, from laundry to eternity, but is founded most fully on what it is to move into middle age – to wait for life’s promised brass band to arrive.
Emma Neale (ed)
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. This edition: The winner of the Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition; fiction, poetry and nonfiction from some of New Zealand's best writers; art from Claire Beynon, Ewan McDougall (cover), Bridget Reweti; and a range of reviews.
We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter’s brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.
Poet Siobhan Harvey’s latest collection is about migration, outcasts, the search for home, and the ghosts we live with, including the ones who occupy our memories, ancestries and stories.
David Eggleton, Poet Laureate of Aotearoa 2019–21, has published nine poetry collections, and now, finally, comes a ‘Best Of ’. The Wilder Years: Selected Poems is a hardback compendium of the poet’s own selection from 35 years of published work, together with a handful of new poems.
The life of a pioneering feminist
In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. She went on to become a pioneer of women’s education in New Zealand and worked tirelessly to mitigate violence against women and children.