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As publishers of quality non-fiction books on New Zealand and the Pacific we focus on history, Māori/Pacific, natural history, contemporary issues, biography/memoir, essays and creative non-fiction, literature and the arts.

Otago University Press also publishes a small amount of poetry as well as Landfall, New Zealand's longest-running and leading journal of new writing and art.

Latest books

Frances Edmond cover website

Always Going Home

Lauris and Frances Edmond: A mother and daughter story

Frances Edmond


LANDFALL 244 cover website

Landfall 244

Spring 2022

Lynley Edmeades


O me voy o te vas website

O me voy o te vas / One of us must go

Rogelio Guedea
With translations by Roger Hickin


Lee Foulden Maar website

Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar

A window into Miocene Zealandia

Daphne Lee, Uwe Kaulfuss and John Conran


Morton Beast cover website

Naming the Beasts

Elizabeth Morton


Notes on womanhood website

Notes on Womanhood

Sarah Jane Barnett


Wood NZ Nurses website

New Zealand Nurses

Caring for our people 1880–1950

Pamela Wood


LANDFALL 243 website

Landfall 243

Autumn 2022

Lynley Edmeades (ed)


Steven Night School cover website

Night School

Michael Steven