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Family history at heart of winning essay

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:00pm

Andrew Dean has been named the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2021 for his essay ‘The New Man’.

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Q&A: Lynley Edmeades on Landfall 242

Friday, 12 November 2021 11:26am

Landfall 242 will be editor Lynley Edmeades' first edition. Here she discusses how she approached the tricky selection process and what we can expect in Landfall 242 and beyond.

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Q&A: Alexander McKinnon on Come Back to Mona Vale

Friday, 29 October 2021 2:40pm

Author Alexander McKinnon talks about his new book Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and death in a Christchurch mansion.

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Q&A: Carolyn M. King on Invasive Predators in New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 1:14pm

Invasive Predators in New Zealand: Disaster on four small paws is now out. Here, author Carolyn M. King discusses her latest book and the serious issue of invasive predators in Aotearoa.

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Siobhan Harvey awarded 2021 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award for Poetry

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 11:31am

Congratulations to Siobhan Harvey who has been named the recipient of the 2021 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award for Poetry.

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Q&A: Janet Newman on Unseasoned Campaigner

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 12:52pm

Poet Janet Newman discusses her new collection, Unseasoned Campaigner.

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Extract from Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist

Sunday, 11 July 2021 3:07pm

In the sphere of women’s education, Kate Edger, both as this country’s first female university student and later as a secondary school teacher and headmistress, was a trailblazer. Her Bachelor of Arts graduation ceremony, on 11 July 1877, 144 years ago today, was recognized at the time as a significant milestone for women’s rights.

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Launch: Brass Band to Follow

Thursday, 1 July 2021 2:16pm

Brass Band to Follow, by Bryan Walpert, was launched at The Open Book in Ponsonby recently. We were delighted that Anne Kennedy was able to launch Bryan's collection and that she has allowed us to share her speech here.

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What to expect in Landfall 241

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 10:08am

Outgoing Landfall editor Emma Neale talks about what treasures we can expect to find in Landfall 241, out now.

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Q&A: Bryan Walpert on Brass Band to Follow

Thursday, 20 May 2021 12:49pm

Bryan Walpert discusses his new collection of poems, Brass Band to Follow.

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Q&A with 2021 Charles Brasch Young Writers Essay Competition winner

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 2:32pm

Q&A with Henrietta Finney Waters who has been named the winner of the 2021 Charles Brasch Young Writers Essay Competition for her essay ‘Adapt or Die: The importance of adaptation within New Zealand’s climate response’.

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New edition of NZ anti-war classic

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 11:35am

We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter’s brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.

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Q & A: Siobhan Harvey on Ghosts

Friday, 30 April 2021 2:43pm

Siobhan Harvey discusses her latest collection of poetry, Ghosts.

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New Landfall editor named

Thursday, 22 April 2021 1:07pm

Otago University Press is pleased to announce that Lynley Edmeades has been named the new editor of Landfall: Aotearoa New Zealand arts and letters.

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Q & A: Diana Morrow on Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist

Thursday, 1 April 2021 12:46pm

Q & A: Diana Morrow on Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist

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Eggleton to judge Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award

Friday, 19 February 2021 1:36pm

New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton will judge the Kathleen Grattan prize for 2021.

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New OUP publisher named

Friday, 19 February 2021 12:51pm

Dr Sue Wootton has been named the new publisher for Otago University Press and will officially take up the role in April.