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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.

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Morton Beast cover website

Naming the Beasts

Elizabeth Morton

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Notes on womanhood website

Notes on Womanhood

Sarah Jane Barnett

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Wood NZ Nurses website

New Zealand Nurses

Caring for our people 1880–1950

Pamela Wood

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LANDFALL 243 website

Landfall 243

Autumn 2022

Lynley Edmeades (ed)

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Steven Night School cover website

Night School

Michael Steven

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Charman Pistils website

The Pistils

Janet Charman

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Anzac Nations cover

Anzac Nations

The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 1965–2015

Rowan Light

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Roddick Next website

Next

Poems 2016-2021

Alan Roddick

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Final Brett web

Can’t Get There from Here

New Zealand passenger rail since 1920

André Brett

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