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2019 Landfall essay competition joint winners profound and persuasive

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 11:34am

Wellington writer Tobias Buck and London based New Zealand writer Nina Mingya Powles are the joint winners of the 2019 Landfall Essay Prize. Each receive $1500 and a year’s subscription to Landfall. The winning entries will be published in Landfall 238, available in November 2019. Some 64 anonymous entries were received in this year’s competition, down on last year’s 91.

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Top prize for Hudson & Halls book

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:28pm

Hudson & Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-fiction at the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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Winner of 2019 Young Writers' Essay Competition announced

Monday, 6 May 2019 4:55pm

Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is seventeen-year-old Jack McConnell, whose essay is titled ‘The Taniwha, Moderation of Our Human Pursuits’.

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Hudson and Halls biography shortlisted for 2019 Ockham NZ book awards

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 12:03pm

Otago University Press is proud to have Hudson and Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton as a finalist for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, say OUP co-publishers Rachel Scott and Vanessa Manhire.

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Jenny Bornholdt to judge 2019 Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 11:12am

This prestigious biennial poetry award from Landfall and the Kathleen Grattan Trust is for an original collection of poems, or one long poem, by a New Zealand or Pacific permanent resident or citizen.