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Burns Fellowship 60th: Cilla McQueen 'Poeta' book launch

Friday, 7 September 2018 10:54am

On 6 September 2018 the University Book Shop hosted the launch of Cilla McQueen's collection Poeta: Selected and new poetry as part of the 60th anniversary of the Robert Burns Fellowship at Otago University. The event was attended by many former Burns Fellows.

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Alan Roddick launches Edgeland and other poems by David Eggleton

Friday, 13 July 2018 1:23pm

Alan Roddick launches Edgeland and other poems by David Eggleton

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To the Mountains wins New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival Book Awards 2018 Non Fiction prize

Friday, 22 June 2018 12:54pm

The Non Fiction award goes to Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey for their book ‘To the Mountains’. This book offers a fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s mountaineering culture and history.

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Landfall exhibition connects art and literature

Thursday, 10 May 2018 3:12pm

The Otago Art Society and Otago University Press are joining forces to present a unique exhibition that celebrates the connections between the artistic and literary worlds fostered by Landfall journal.

The exhibition will run from Friday 25 May to Sunday 17 June 2018 at the Otago Art Society at the Dunedin Railway Station.

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Winner of Young Writers' Essay Competition announced

Thursday, 3 May 2018 2:33pm

Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, whose essay is titled ‘Disappearing Disease’.

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Otago well represented in 2018 Ockhams shortlist

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 3:47pm

The Yield by Sue Wootton and The Face of Nature by Jonathan West are two books from Otago University Press shortlisted in the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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Entries open for 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition

Monday, 22 January 2018 3:53pm

Entries are open for the Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, an annual award open to New Zealand writers aged 16 to 21.

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Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award winner inspired by polar experience

Monday, 6 November 2017 11:15am

Kāpiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica.

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Landfall Essay Competition winners share prize for radically different topics

Monday, 6 November 2017 1:45pm

Two New Zealand essayists writing on very different topics – life as an army recruit and the power of scent – are joint winners of the 2017 Landfall Essay Competition. Laurence Fearnley, of Dunedin, and Alie Benge, of Wellington, will share the $3000 cash prize and both will receive a year's subscription to Landfall.

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New editor appointed for Landfall journal

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 4:59pm

Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.

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We are looking for a new Landfall editor!

Monday, 2 October 2017 9:44am

Expressions of interest are sought for the position of editor of Landfall (two issues per year) and Landfall Review Online (, which posts six new book reviews online every month except January.