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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

LANDFALL 242 front cover for NTI

Landfall 242

Spring 2021

Lynley Edmeades (ed)


Wai Pasifika website

Wai Pasifika

Indigenous ways in a changing climate

David Young


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Across the Pass

A collection of New Zealand tramping writing

Selected by Shaun Barnett


Mona Vale cover

Come Back to Mona Vale

Life and death in a Christchurch mansion

Alexander McKinnon


Tumble cover for NTI


Joanna Preston


King cover predators

Invasive Predators in New Zealand

Disaster on four small paws

Carolyn M. King


Courage Diaries front cover 1500

James Courage Diaries

Edited by Chris Brickell


Strong words 2

Strong Words #2

The Best of the Landfall Essay Competition

Edited by Emma Neale