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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.

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Five Otago University Press authors in 2019 Ockham Book Awards longlist

Thursday, 31 January 2019 11:01am

Otago University Press congratulates all the authors in the longlist announced today for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Otago University Press publisher Rachel Scott says OUP is proud to have five publications longlisted.

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Understated comedy and stark horror in winning Landfall essay 


Tuesday, 13 November 2018 3:34pm


Alice Miller, a New Zealand writer based in Germany, is the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2018.

Her winning entry ‘The Great Ending’ impressed with “its teeming yet elegantly controlled catalogue of international and national, Pākehā and Māori historical events”, says competition judge and Landfall editor Emma Neale.

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Otago University Press celebrates PM's award for poet Michael Harlow

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 2:35pm

Otago University Press has congratulated Otago poet Michael Harlow who has been honoured as one of three winners in this year’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

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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