New Zealand passenger rail since 1920
André Brett & Sam van der Weerden
Can’t Get There from Here traces the expansion and – more commonly – the contraction of New Zealand’s passenger rail network over the last century.
Lynley Edmeades (ed)
Landfall 242 is the first edition from new editor Lynley Edmeades. 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.
Indigenous ways in a changing climate
In this beautifully written and stunningly illustrated book, David Young focuses on the increasingly endangered resource of freshwater, and what so-called developed societies can
learn from the Indigenous voices of the Pacific.
A collection of New Zealand tramping writing
Selected by Shaun Barnett
The pieces in Across the Pass range from epic tales to stories of strolls. Some writers celebrate the intricacies of nature and the strong bond forged when facing challenges together, while others talk of treading the trails first pioneered by their ancestors.
Life and death in a Christchurch mansion
Come Back to Mona Vale is a beautifully written, compelling narrative/memoir that sets about unravelling the mysteries and anomalies behind the public history of a wealthy Christchurch business family in the first half of the 20th century.
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.